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Struggling to Define a NationAmerican Music and the Twentieth Century$
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Charles Hiroshi Garrett

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520254862

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520254862.001.0001

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American Music at the Turn of a New Century

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Struggling to Define a Nation

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

University of California Press

This chapter discusses American music and its characterization as a varied collection of hybrid or creolized forms, stressing that it is possible to accept the diversity of American music, while recognizing that this diversity occurs through the efforts of individuals and communities which have different and opposing perspectives on America. It also examines the debates on American identity and American music, concluding that no history of music, American or otherwise, can be complete without keeping the relations of power in mind.

Keywords:   American music, creolized forms, diversity, American identity, relations of power

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