Music, Memory, and Cultural Identity in the Jazz Age

@article{Dinerstein2003MusicMA,
  title={Music, Memory, and Cultural Identity in the Jazz Age},
  author={Joel Dinerstein},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  year={2003},
  volume={55},
  pages={303 - 313}
}
DEBATES OVER MODERNITY "HAVE LARGELY IGNORED MUSIC," AS PAUL GILROY wrote ten years ago, and yet African-American vernacular musics have signified cultural opposition for modem intellectuals since W. E. B. Du Bois's essay on the sorrow songs staked out "black music as the central sign of black cultural value, integrity, and autonomy."'1 One could easily make the same claim for Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, and (especially) Toni Morrison, who claims to "reconstruct the texture of… Expand
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