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The Rise of a Jazz Art World

The Rise of a Jazz Art World

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  • Date Published: May 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521000390

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  • This 2002 book presents a unique sociological vision of the evolution of jazz in the twentieth century. Analysing organizational structures and competing discourses in American music, Paul Lopes shows how musicians and others transformed the meaning and practice of jazz. Set against the distinct worlds of high art and popular art in America, the rise of a jazz art world is shown to be a unique movement - a socially diverse community struggling in various ways against cultural orthodoxy. Cultural politics in America is shown to be a dynamic, open, and often contradictory process of constant re-interpretation. This work is a compelling social history of American culture that incorporates various voices in jazz, including musicians, critics, collectors, producers and enthusiasts. Accessibly written and interdisciplinary in approach, it will be of great interest to scholars and students of sociology, cultural studies, social history, American studies, African-American studies, and jazz studies.

    • Sophisticated analysis of cultural distinction in America
    • Comprehensive social history encompassing critics, producers, enthusiasts etc. as well as jazz musicians
    • Sets a major American art form in the broader context of high art and popular art and the interplay of aesthetic, moral, class, race and ethnic distinctions
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    • Date Published: May 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521000390
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.488kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the quest for cultural legitimacy
    1. Before the jazz age: professional musicians and good music
    2. The jazz age: professional musicians and the cultivated vernacular
    3. The swing craze: professional musicians, swing music and the art of improvisation
    4. The rise of a jazz art world: jazz enthusiasts, professional musicians and the modernist revolt
    5. The new jazz age: the jazz art world and the modern jazz renaissance
    Conclusion: the jazz art world and American culture.

  • Author

    Paul Lopes, Colgate University, New York
    Paul Lopes is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tufts University, Massachusetts. He was Director of the Communications and Media Studies Program at Tufts from 1994 to 2001. He also is a saxophonist who has played in jazz, reggae and rock groups.

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