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20
Nov

UC Press Journals Win Society Awards

‘Tis the season for academic conferences when scholarly societies announce their annual awards. We are delighted to share the news that both Pacific Historical Review (PHR) and the Journal of Popular Music …

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12
Nov

Where Are They Now? Checking in on Jazz Places

By Kimberly Hannon Teal, author of Jazz Places: How Performance Spaces Shape Jazz History In some ways, it’s completely unremarkable that pianist Fred Hersch spent his 66th birthday earlier this October recording …

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19
Oct

The Conflicted Politics of Folk Music

By Ross Cole, author of The Folk: Music, Modernity, and the Political Imagination If you’ve ever watched Werner Herzog’s brilliant but harrowing film Grizzly Man, you might recall the closing song––‘Coyotes’ performed …

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21
Jul

Sounding the Edges of History

By Martha Feldman and Nicholas Mathew, editors of Representations’s special issue, “Music and Sound at the Edges of History” Most people use music and sound to understand their worlds without needing professional …

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