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SOCIAL & POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Social and Political Philosophy Jazz Topics
- Sp1. Should the Federal government support jazz?
- Sp2. What is the impact of jazz education on the development of jazz itself?
- Sp3. Is jazz dying?
- Sp4. Is jazz a bourgeoise plot to subdue the workers?
- Sp5. How has jazz contributed to freedom?
- Sp6. Is jazz unhealthy?
- Sp7. Women and Jazz
- Sp8. Jazz and Freedom
- Sp9. Were the motivations for free jazz musicians in the 1960's to rebel against white middle class American society?
- Sp10. Is jazz a reflector of current cultural values and trends?
- Sp11. Can jazz be used as a predictor of future musical trends?
- Sp12. Could jazz's origins only have developed in the United States?
Internet Resources on Social & Political Philosophy
- Jazz in America: Philosophy Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz claims jazz can generate and support many significant values.
“In addition to helping create a greater understanding of and appreciation for jazz and its contribution to and reflection of American culture, Jazz in America also provides insight into such intangibles as teamwork, freedom with responsibility, unity with ethnic diversity, the correlation of hard work and goal accomplishment, and the American spirit. The study of jazz also helps students develop a better understanding of and respect for this country's diverse cultural heritage. And, perhaps, there is no better example of democracy than a jazz ensemble -- individual freedom but with responsibility to the group.” (bold not in original)
- Jazz in America: Philosophy 4th paragraph.
Kocherhans, Thomas. “Improvisation as Liberation: Endeavours of Resistance in Free Jazz.” Cuadernos de Filosofía Latinoamericana 33, no. 106 (2012): 39-52.
Neufeld, Jonathan A. “Musical Formalism and Political Performances.” Contemporary Aesthetics 7 (2009).