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Race, history, and black British jazz

Toynbee, Jason (2013). Race, history, and black British jazz. Black Music Research Journal, 33(1) pp. 1–25.

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This article traces the history of black British jazz across five moments from 1920 to the present. It also makes a theoretical argument about the nature of race and its connection both with music and belonging to the nation. Race is indeed a musical-discursive construction, as has been argued in the literature about culture and ethnicity over the last thirty years or so. But it is a social structure too, and the contradictions that result are key to understanding the race-music relationship.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
ISSN: 1946-1615
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetAHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council)
Keywords: black British jazz; race; music history
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 37385
Depositing User: Jason Toynbee
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 13:30
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 10:51
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