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The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy

International Relations, Music and Diplomacy

Sounds and Voices on the International Stage

Editors: Ramel, Frédéric, Prévost-Thomas, Cécile (Eds.)

  • Proposes an alternative study of IR based on the role of sensitivity
  • Offers an emotional or symbolical approach to diplomacy by examining the notion of the stage and therefore the representation of the self
  • Examines the role of musical diplomacies beyond the issue of bipolarity in the context of war
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About this book

This volume explores the interrelation of international relations, music, and diplomacy from a multidisciplinary perspective. Throughout history, diplomats have gathered for musical events, and musicians have served as national representatives. Whatever political unit is under consideration (city-states, empires, nation-states), music has proven to be a component of diplomacy, its ceremonies, and its strategies. Following the recent acoustic turn in IR theory, the authors explore the notion of “musical diplomacies” and ask whether and how it differs from other types of cultural diplomacy. Accordingly, sounds and voices are dealt with in acoustic terms but are not restricted to music per se, also taking into consideration the voices (speech) of musicians in the international arena.
Read an interview with the editors here: https://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/en/content/international-relations-music-and-diplomacy-sounds-and-voices-international-stage

About the authors

Frédéric Ramel is Full Professor and Head of the Political Science Department at Sciences Po, Centre de Recherches Internationales, France.

Cécile Prévost-Thomas is Associate Professor in Sociology of Music at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, Centre de Recherche sur les Liens Sociaux, France.

Reviews

“Bringing together musicologists, historians and political scientists, this innovative and interdisciplinary book makes a compelling case for an acoustic turn. Music—and sound in general—can now be appreciated as an important part of diplomacy and international relations.” (Roland Bleiker, Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland, Australia)

“From ambassadors’ fancy parties to the technologies of tuning, broadcasting and intimacy—in this volume many facets of interdisciplinary scholarship on musical diplomacies come together in conversation. The authors interweave stories from four continents and a broad swath of historical time to reveal myriad means by which music creates and sustains international relations. With its inclusive approach and nuanced narratives this book is a novel and welcome contribution to the scholarly literature.” (Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Professor of Musicology, Ohio State University, USA)

“This is a welcome cross-disciplinary addition to the field of diplomatic studies, combining conceptual innovation and historical depth, and dealing with a topic that is much under-researched. It is especially recommended for those interested in the social, everyday and aesthetic dimensions of diplomacy.” (Costas M. Constantinou, Professor of International Relations, University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Understanding Musical Diplomacies—Movements on the “Scenes”

    Prévost-Thomas, Cécile (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

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  • Europe in Rome/Rome in Europe: Diplomacy as a Network of Cultural Exchanges

    Berti, Michela

    Pages 23-41

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  • Eighteenth-Century Diplomats as Musical Agents

    Ferraguto, Mark

    Pages 43-64

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  • Targeting New Music in Postwar Europe: American Cultural Diplomacy in the Crafting of Art Music Avant-Garde Scenes

    Barthel-Calvet, Anne-Sylvie

    Pages 65-90

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  • The Diplomatic Viol

    Ahrendt, Rebekah

    Pages 93-114

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63163-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63162-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Relations, Music and Diplomacy
Book Subtitle
Sounds and Voices on the International Stage
Editors
  • Frédéric Ramel
  • Cécile Prévost-Thomas
Series Title
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63163-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63163-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63162-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 297
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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