Postnationalism, postmodernism and the German discourse(s) of weltmusik

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2008 Number 66

Postnationalism, postmodernism and the German discourse(s) of weltmusik
Andrew Wright Hurley pages -


German weltmusik, promoted in particular by J.E. Berendt, was founded in the postwar period as an attempt to overcome the histories of German nationalism in which German music culture had been heavily implicated. Jazz was embraced as a democratic international form of music, and its interaction with musics from other cultures promoted as a coming together of musicians in which music’s universalism could be celebrated. Later critics have pointed to the failure of this approach to take cognisance of difference, and its lack of concern with social context and power relations.

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Andrew Wright Hurley (2008) Postnationalism, postmodernism and the German discourse(s) of weltmusik, New Formations, 2008(66), -

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