Multimodal reinforcement and worlds of sense

A political approach to musical emotions

Authored by: Oscar Hernández Salgar

The Routledge Handbook of Music Signification

Print publication date:  March  2020
Online publication date:  March  2020

Print ISBN: 9780815376453
eBook ISBN: 9781351237536
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351237536-19

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Abstract

Cultural studies are ripe with complex theoretical approaches to power, coming from French post-structuralism, feminism and queer theory, post-colonial and decolonial theories, just to name a few. Connecting these insights with serious discussions about music and power is challenging. The nature of power is such, that if musical sound means something to anybody, this meaning is inevitably political, given that it is a part of the permanent struggle of meanings that we call culture.

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