Rousseau among the Moderns : music, aesthetics, politics 9780271059587, 0271059583

Renowned for his influence as a political philosopher, a writer, and an autobiographer, Jean-Jacques Rousseau is known a

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Rousseau among the Moderns : music, aesthetics, politics
 9780271059587, 0271059583

Table of contents :
ContentsAcknowledgmentsA Note on the TextIntroduction1 Performance, Rhythm, and the Constitution of Community2 Singing Democracy: Music and Politics3 Rameau and Rousseau on Absolute and Relative Value: The Theory/Practice Problem4 Folk Music: Authenticity, Primitivism, and the Uses of Roots Music5 Rousseau and Aesthetic Modernity: Music's Power of RedemptionConclusion: Rousseau Sings the BluesNotesBibliographyIndex

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