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Sound Targets - by Jonathan Pieslak (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 226

Genre: Music

Sub-Genre: History & Criticism

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Author: Jonathan Pieslak

Language: English

Street Date: April 1, 2009
TCIN: 77781049
UPC: 9780253220875
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-7527

Description

Though a part of American soldiers' lives since the Revolutionary War, by World War II music could be broadcast to the front. Today it accompanies soldiers from the recruiting office to the battlefield. For this book, Jonathan Pieslak interviewed returning veterans to learn about the place of music in the Iraq War and in contemporary American military culture in general. Pieslak describes how American soldiers hear, share, use, and produce music both on and off duty. He studies the role of music from recruitment campaigns and basic training to its use "in country" before and during missions. Pieslak explores themes of power, chaos, violence, and survival in the metal and hip-hop music so popular among the troops, and offers insight into the daily lives of American soldiers in the Middle East.

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