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Making Comparisons: First Contact, Ethnocentrism, and Cross-Cultural Communication

Steven Mailloux

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224384
eISBN:
9780520925267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the theoretical problem of comparison, which will be a central aspect of future American Studies. The discussion starts with Richard Rorty's problematic neopragmatism and his ... More


Long Ride in a Slow Machine: The Alienation Effect from Weill to Shostakovich

Lawrence Kramer

in Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores the potential of music to produce an alienation effect. Because the alienation effect is primarily a modernist phenomenon, the question should primarily be addressed to ... More


Beethoven Antihero: Sex, Violence, and the Aesthetics of Failure, or Listening to the Ninth Symphony as Postmodern Sublime

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter looks at Susan McClary's comparison of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony to a failed rape. The chapter recontextualizes McClary by linking her to a hermeneutic tradition of sublimating ... More


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