Social and Political
- Click or tap on any subheading of the Contents Outline and you are taken to that section on this page.
- Click or tap on any Question/Topic and its page opens up. Any words below colored in bold in these instructions are hot links to the area designated. Click or tap on them to go to that area.
- If you have submitted your email in the Join Us link (located in the upper right corner on the top of the HOME page menu bar or under the Navigation menu on top left of each page) and have received a confirmation reply email, you may then edit the website as a writer/editor.
- To Login as a writer/editor, click on Personal located at the top left of the page, then click on login. To upload an image it must be either a .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif and preferably a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose and free for personal and even commercial use. They can be modified, copied and distributed without asking for permission or setting a link to the source, so that attribution is not required. Click on the Tools menu bar located at top of page on right then fifth item down that says Upload file. Please read under the Wiki menu (located on home page or under Navigation menu), PoJ.fm's Format Philosophy for the Procedures and Protocols for uploading an image.
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?
- Sp13. What relationships are there between democracy and jazz?
- Sp14. Can jazz's origins only occur with an oppressed people?
- Sp15. Religion & Spirituality in jazz
- Sp16. National Recording Registry
- Sp17. What is your jazz DNA 🧬 (or salt water taffy 🍬)?
Internet Resources on Social & Political Philosophy
- Jazz in America: Philosophy Herbie Hancock (formerly 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).