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Music and politics: How musicians and their music become a factor in political discourse.
Název práce v češtině: Music and politics: How musicians and their music become a factor in political discourse.
Název v anglickém jazyce: Music and politics: How musicians and their music become a factor in political discourse.
Klíčová slova: Hudba a politika; Politicka komunikace; Youtube statistika; Demokracie.
Klíčová slova anglicky: Music and politics; Political communication; Youtube statistics; Democracy.
Akademický rok vypsání: 2016/2017
Typ práce: diplomová práce
Jazyk práce: angličtina
Ústav: Katedra politologie (23-KP)
Vedoucí / školitel: doc. Ing. Vladimír Benáček, CSc.
Řešitel: skrytý - zadáno vedoucím/školitelem
Datum přihlášení: 15.06.2017
Datum zadání: 15.06.2017
Datum a čas obhajoby: 20.09.2018 00:00
Místo konání obhajoby: Jinonice
Datum odevzdání elektronické podoby:29.07.2018
Datum proběhlé obhajoby: 20.09.2018
Oponenti: doc. PhDr. Miloš Calda
 
 
 
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Seznam odborné literatury
DENISOFF, R. S. (1966): Songs of persuasion: A sociological analysis of urban propaganda songs. The Journal of American Folklore
Doggett. P (2007): There’s a Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars, and the Rise and Fall of ‘60s Counter-Culture. Edinburgh: Canongate.
ELLIS, Joseph M. a Keeley WOOD. (2015): Revolution by Song: Choral Singing and Political Change in Estonia. In: European Network Remembrance and Solidarity [online].
EYERMAN, Ron a Andrew JAMISON. (1998): Music and Social Movement: Mobilising Traditions in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
MCNAIR, B. (2003): An Introduction to Political Communication. London, New York: Routledge
Pasler. J (2008): Writing through Music: Essays on Music, Culture, and Politics. New York: Oxford University Press.
Street. J (2012): Music and Politics. New York: Polity Press.
neznámé.
Street, J (2007): Breaking the Silence: Music's Role in Political Thought and Action. Critical Review of International Social and Political [online]. 2007, 10 (3), p. 321-337
The U.S. Protest Song Singers vs. John Lennon. Documentary. 2017.
Some more titles dealing with communication (verbal, non-verbal, musical).
Předběžná náplň práce
My thesis will focus on the following general research question:
How musicians and their music get involved in politics? And with the course of history and with the development in the socio-economic environment, especially with the contemporary technical and IT break-through, how the music can transgress art and transform into politics and how this impact was changing in time.

Topic characteristics:
Music is so close to people’s lives and their perception of reality that, still as an art or entertainment, it can become a factor superseding media and even a direct political instrument. Nowadays, in the age of Youtube and television, people may get used to that music is very closely connected to political declarations and political manipulation. Therefore the history of how musicians and musical performers get involved in politics is an object of my study.
The structure of my thesis will follow the role of music as a political instrument in cases of various societies (countries) and their evolution in time. The theoretical reasoning about music as a means of social communication will be underpinned by data and the empirical evidence will be analysed by statistics.
In the meantime, the status of female musicians in the political field will be discussed. It seems clear that their participations in politics are getting more frequent and the status becomes higher. What’s more, their participations are very important tools in a world that now is demanding gender equality, which is significant in the political field.

Working hypotheses:
1. Getting involved in politics by making music is a rather indirect but influential way, as music is an indispensable part of people’s lives. As the present politics depart from the appeal to rational thinking and supersede the former by appeals on emotions, the role of music as a means of communication rises. This characteristic is becoming more intensive with the continuing social development.
2. Nowadays, it is easier for musicians to get involved in politics then in the past when human communication was not globalized and present in every household as a virtual reality. Present popular musicians and singers find themselves over-connected to politics even though this alignment is informal and indirect.
3. Nowadays, more female musicians are using their music to fight for the gender equality, which can be regarded as political claim.
4. Though some musicians forwardly add their political claims into their music, many musicians now act in the politics passively. They let themselves to be outsourced by political processes and used as political tools.
National anthems are a model for studying how politics can be directly transformed into music. (I want to talk about this topic as a specific example in my second chapter: “Music and politics interact” )

Methodology:
Prediction of trends in quantitative and qualitative terms
Data analysis

Outline:
1. Introduction
2. Music and politics interact
3. An analysis of how musicians got involved in politics in the history
a. Musicians are figures in the politics - musicians are endowed with political meanings.
b. The works of musicians reflect the politics (national anthem as special example; ordinary music works)
c. Musicians actively participate in the political acts
d. Musicians try to be politicians.
4. Important figures and their thoughts/deeds
a. Classical music composers as national leaders…
b. Joan Baez/Bob Dylan/John Lennon (concentrated on a special era - a comparative study; the female musicians are involved, how their status in politics compare to the male musicians?)
c. Youssou N’Dour/Fela Kuti (music & politics in non-mainstream countries, e.g. African)
5. The tendency now
a. International relations/diplomacy (Musicians are used as “tools” to build diplomatic bridges between countries)
b. Musicians get involved in politics to attract people’s eyes/musicians are used in political campaigns (H. Clinton’s campaigns 2016)
c. Political meanings are imposed on musicians’ works (results: the works are praised to a unworthy high level; the musicians are denounced or even prosecuted)
d. The female musicians’ status when involved in politics.
6. Conclusions
7. References / Bibliography
Předběžná náplň práce v anglickém jazyce
My thesis will focus on the following general research question:
How musicians and their music get involved in politics? And with the course of history and with the development in the socio-economic environment, especially with the contemporary technical and IT break-through, how the music can transgress art and transform into politics and how this impact was changing in time.

Topic characteristics:
Music is so close to people’s lives and their perception of reality that, still as an art or entertainment, it can become a factor superseding media and even a direct political instrument. Nowadays, in the age of Youtube and television, people may get used to that music is very closely connected to political declarations and political manipulation. Therefore the history of how musicians and musical performers get involved in politics is an object of my study.
The structure of my thesis will follow the role of music as a political instrument in cases of various societies (countries) and their evolution in time. The theoretical reasoning about music as a means of social communication will be underpinned by data and the empirical evidence will be analysed by statistics.
In the meantime, the status of female musicians in the political field will be discussed. It seems clear that their participations in politics are getting more frequent and the status becomes higher. What’s more, their participations are very important tools in a world that now is demanding gender equality, which is significant in the political field.

Working hypotheses:
1. Getting involved in politics by making music is a rather indirect but influential way, as music is an indispensable part of people’s lives. As the present politics depart from the appeal to rational thinking and supersede the former by appeals on emotions, the role of music as a means of communication rises. This characteristic is becoming more intensive with the continuing social development.
2. Nowadays, it is easier for musicians to get involved in politics then in the past when human communication was not globalized and present in every household as a virtual reality. Present popular musicians and singers find themselves over-connected to politics even though this alignment is informal and indirect.
3. Nowadays, more female musicians are using their music to fight for the gender equality, which can be regarded as political claim.
4. Though some musicians forwardly add their political claims into their music, many musicians now act in the politics passively. They let themselves to be outsourced by political processes and used as political tools.
National anthems are a model for studying how politics can be directly transformed into music. (I want to talk about this topic as a specific example in my second chapter: “Music and politics interact” )

Methodology:
Prediction of trends in quantitative and qualitative terms
Data analysis

Outline:
1. Introduction
2. Music and politics interact
3. An analysis of how musicians got involved in politics in the history
a. Musicians are figures in the politics - musicians are endowed with political meanings.
b. The works of musicians reflect the politics (national anthem as special example; ordinary music works)
c. Musicians actively participate in the political acts
d. Musicians try to be politicians.
4. Important figures and their thoughts/deeds
a. Classical music composers as national leaders…
b. Joan Baez/Bob Dylan/John Lennon (concentrated on a special era - a comparative study; the female musicians are involved, how their status in politics compare to the male musicians?)
c. Youssou N’Dour/Fela Kuti (music & politics in non-mainstream countries, e.g. African)
5. The tendency now
a. International relations/diplomacy (Musicians are used as “tools” to build diplomatic bridges between countries)
b. Musicians get involved in politics to attract people’s eyes/musicians are used in political campaigns (H. Clinton’s campaigns 2016)
c. Political meanings are imposed on musicians’ works (results: the works are praised to a unworthy high level; the musicians are denounced or even prosecuted)
d. The female musicians’ status when involved in politics.
6. Conclusions
7. References / Bibliography
 
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