UPDATE Collection of Essays on the Role of Music in Multicultural Activism
This book is a two volume series of essays telling stories of the ways in which music has propelled resistance and revolutionary movements in the United States and around the world from the gospel music of slavery in the antebellum South to anti-apartheid freedom songs in South Africa.
The two-volume series will illustrate a consistent pattern of musical influence on political resistance movements by providing accounts describing a vast array of musical styles from diverse parts of the world. One volume will cover movements in the U.S. and the other will have an international focus. The purpose of this series is to encompass a wide perspective on the role of music in political activism.
We welcome submissions on a variety of topics and geographical areas. We are especially interested in essays that deal with the following:
• Hip Hop in the U.S.
• Music and U.S. Slave resistance
• Northern Africa
• The 1960s
• U.S. Union movements
• Eastern Europe
• Middle East
• East Asia
Please submit abstracts of 200—300 words by January 1, 2011 to Lindsay Michie Eades(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eunice Rojas(email@example.com). Contributors will be notified of acceptance by February 1, 2011. Completed essays of 6000-9000 words will be due by August 1, 2011.