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terrorism

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The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally ...

Censorship

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Paul D. Fischer

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,513 words

...held about the marketing of violent entertainment to children that included the music industry. None of these hearings generated legislation. The USA Patriot Act (acronym for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism”), passed on 26 October 2001 includes several sections that could impact musicians. Section 411 disallows entry into the United States of non-citizens who “use a position of prominence in any country to endorse or espouse terrorist activity.” This provision could have been...

Society for American Music

Society for American Music   Reference library

Carol J. Oja and Glenda Goodman

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,621 words

...reflect the shifting horizon of new research, which often unfolds in tandem with advocacy in the Interest Groups. Conference papers are increasingly devoted to such topics as Native American music studies, race and representation in music, sexuality, musical responses to terrorism post-9/11, and multimedia subjects ranging from film music to issues of copyright and file-sharing in the digital age. These papers represent a robust commitment to hearing previously unheard voices and seeking out hitherto unseen perspectives in American music, and they coexist...

Nationalism

Nationalism   Reference library

Raymond Knapp

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
5,487 words

...and has indeed contributed in many instances to the amelioration of political repression. However, because it imposes alignments between peoples and territories, nationalism has also done tremendous harm. Thus, during the 20th century, nationalism sparked several wars, fomented terrorism, excused forced migrations and mass murder as modes of “ethnic cleansing,” and, more specifically, laid the foundation for the Armenian genocide, two world wars, and the Holocaust. The United States has to some extent escaped such extreme negative consequences, at least on the...

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