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"'Empire,' for most of these authors, is not restrained to political empires. Instead, it entails a broad understanding of declining national sovereignty, modern capitalism, and multinational enterprises, all reflected by and in sound. That gaze alone makes this a dynamic and interesting book for historians to consult." — Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Canadian Journal of History
"'Empire,' for most of these authors, is not restrained to political empires. Instead, it entails a broad understanding of declining national sovereignty, modern capitalism, and multinational enterprises, all reflected by and in sound. That gaze alone makes this a dynamic and interesting book for historians to consult." —Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Canadian Journal of History
"Audible Empire is an important, substantive, and significant volume containing essays that display a theoretical sophistication about an important range of musical, social, and political issues. In addressing the ways in which the production, distribution, and consumption of public music can illuminate the history of empire and other transnational practices, structures, and institutions, Audible Empire introduces new ways of thinking about music as a social force." — George Lipsitz, coauthor of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Improvisation, Rights, and the Ethics of Co-Creation
"This significant volume does major intellectual and pedagogical work, helping to clarify just what Fanon meant by 'epistemological violence' and Foucault by the 'invisible but known' character of what has been left out of music scholarship. Containing terrifically original pieces of deep scholarship, Audible Empire promotes searching and expansive thinking that will advance critical musicology."
— Steven Feld, author of Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana
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