African American Film Sound: Scoring Blackness

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Doughty, Ruth;
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing, London
  • Subject: N1 | M1 | /dk/atira/pure/core/subjects/medgam | Journalism and Media

The term ‘black music’ has long been a cause for contention. What do we mean by music being ‘black’, or more specifically in the case of this chapter, African American? The music industry has typically marketed products via the categorization of specific genres: for exa... View more
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