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Title: Recontextualisation and fascist music
Authors: Richardson, John E.
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Citation: RICHARDSON, J.E., 2016. Recontextualisation and fascist music. IN: Way, L.C.S. and McKerrell, S. (eds.) Music as Multimodal Discourse:Semiotics, Power and Protest. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 71-94.
Abstract: The vast majority of work examining identity and politics in musicology, and in popular music studies in particular, presumes and sometimes explicitly argues that music is personally and socially therapeutic – that since music enacts social identities it is a force for good, particularly in relation to marginalised groups. My chapter brings together two areas of critical examination: the sociological analysis of fascist music; and the concept ‘recontextualisation’, developed in discourse analytic literature, wherein the contents of one text reappear in another text. Meanings are formed in use; and so, through this process of ‘textual borrowing’, (partly) new meanings are produced. This chapter examines three ways in which this occurs in fascist song and music – through appropriation; through interpolation; and through ideological realignment – and will explore the functions that this, and the performance of song and music more generally, serves to fascist cultural projects.
Description: This is a chapter from the book, Music as Multimodal Discourse.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20591
Publisher Link: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/music-as-multimodal-discourse-9781474264426/
ISBN: 9781474264426
Appears in Collections:Book Chapters (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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