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Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music (review)

Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music (review) reflected in the questions he posed of the interviewees, seeking details above reasons (the "hows" and "whats" rather than the "whys"). pieslak does venture explanations for specific issues like the absence of rap from recruiting videos and the soldiers' choice of metal as the preferred genre for precombat rituals. moreover, research into music's role in armed conflict is in its infancy (and remains contentious), and we are in need of the kinds of histories and contexts he establishes and the accounts he records, especially in such an eminently readable and accessible text. it remains for future research to ascertain how the metal bands and rappers respond to these military appropriations of their music and, above all, why genres of metal and rap lend themselves so readily to such uses. in any event, we must recognize Jonathan pieslak for having bravely opened the door for further exploration through his pioneering study. James Deaville Carleton University NoTes 1. see among others suzanne Cusick, "`You are in a place that is out of the world. . .': music in the Detention Camps of the `global War on Terror,'" Journal of the Society for American Music 2, no. 1 (2008): 1­26; and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music (review)

American Music , Volume 29 (1) – Sep 21, 2011

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reflected in the questions he posed of the interviewees, seeking details above reasons (the "hows" and "whats" rather than the "whys"). pieslak does venture explanations for specific issues like the absence of rap from recruiting videos and the soldiers' choice of metal as the preferred genre for precombat rituals. moreover, research into music's role in armed conflict is in its infancy (and remains contentious), and we are in need of the kinds of histories and contexts he establishes and the accounts he records, especially in such an eminently readable and accessible text. it remains for future research to ascertain how the metal bands and rappers respond to these military appropriations of their music and, above all, why genres of metal and rap lend themselves so readily to such uses. in any event, we must recognize Jonathan pieslak for having bravely opened the door for further exploration through his pioneering study. James Deaville Carleton University NoTes 1. see among others suzanne Cusick, "`You are in a place that is out of the world. . .': music in the Detention Camps of the `global War on Terror,'" Journal of the Society for American Music 2, no. 1 (2008): 1­26; and

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Sep 21, 2011

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