Articles about Cultural Politics

Activism, Authority, and Aesthetics: Finding the Popular in Academies of Música Popular
IASPM Journal (2015) Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 36-53

"Música popular" in Spanish comprises an overlapping but distinct category from its English language cognate popular music. Latin American scholars and musicians alike recognize the category as fundamentally linked to subaltern or counterhegemonic subjectivities, and música popular occupies a complex ...

Collective Identity and Racial Thought in São Paulo’s Black Gospel Music Scene
Music and Arts in Action (2009) Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 16-29

In an effort to push the literature on music and collective identity to examine how the cognitive dimension of collective identity gets constructed, this paper shifts away from the customary focus on lyrics, toward an analysis of the everyday discursive ...