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Entering a Theory of Black Musical Space

James Gordon Williams

in Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496832108
eISBN:
9781496832092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496832108.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces the theoretical framework of Black musical space for the five case studies on African American improvisers. This chapter defines what is meant by crossing bar lines relative ... More


Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space

James Gordon Williams

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496832108
eISBN:
9781496832092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496832108.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book provides an interpretive framework for understanding how African American creative improvisers think of musical space. Featuring a Foreword by eminent scholar Robin D.G. Kelley, this is the ... More


Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City

Brandi Thompson Summers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469654010
eISBN:
9781469654034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654010.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

While Washington, D.C., is still often referred to as “Chocolate City,” it has undergone significant demographic, political, and economic change in the last decade. In D.C., no place represents this ... More


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