Aesthetics of Resistance (Paperback)

Charles Mingus and the Civil Rights Movement (MasteRResearch #4)

By Mario Dunkel

LIT Verlag, 9783643902542, 108pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2012

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This book illuminates the various ways in which Charles Mingus's music interacted with the sociocultural movements of the late 1950s and early 1960s. It explores the artist as a pioneer of an idiomatic aesthetics of resistance in jazz music that is rooted in African American traditions and is much more than merely a form of protest. Mingus's music presents a continuous challenge to an unimaginative, streamlined culture built on racism and conformity by openly protesting against it, by questioning its historical foundations, and by exemplifying its countercultural antithesis. (Series: MasteRResearch - Vol. 4)