Musical Hybridity and the Challenges of Colonialism

Jann Pasler

in Composing the Citizen

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780520257405
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943872 | DOI:
Musical Hybridity and the Challenges of Colonialism

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This chapter discusses the role of music during the time when colonialism was being introduced in France. It shows how musical fantasies helped increase the desire of French republicans to extend their influence to others and add to their military and economic power. It studies the terms colonialist desire and imperial desire, and explains how music supported the three main assumptions that maintained French imperialism. The chapter ends with a section on the songs that helped inspire resistance.

Keywords: colonialism; musical fantasies; colonialist desire; imperial desire; French imperialism; resistance

Chapter.  17978 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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