Aesthetics of Resistance

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Mario Dunkel

Charles Mingus and the Civil Rights Movement

ISBN 978-3-643-90254-2
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2012
Seiten 112
Bindung broschiert
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This book illuminates the various ways in which Charles Mingus’s music
interacted with the sociocultural movements of the late 1950s and early
1960s. It explores the artist as a pioneer of an idiomatic aesthetics of
resistance in jazz music that is rooted in African American traditions
and is much more than merely a form of protest. Mingus’s music presents
a continuous challenge to an unimaginative, streamlined culture built on
racism and conformity by openly protesting against it, by questioning
its historical foundations, and by exemplifying its countercultural

Mario Dunkel is currently working in the American Studies program at TU
Dortmund University.