Music as a Platform for Political Communication
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Music as a Platform for Political Communication

Uche T. Onyebadi (Texas Christian University, USA)
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Release Date: February, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 309
ISBN13: 9781522519867|ISBN10: 1522519866|EISBN13: 9781522519874|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1986-7


Artistic expression is a longstanding aspect of mankind and our society. While art can simply be appreciated for aesthetic artistic value, it can be utilized for other various multidisciplinary purposes.

Music as a Platform for Political Communication is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly perspectives on delivering political messages to society through musical platforms and venues. Highlighting innovative research topics on an international scale, such as election campaigns, social justice, and protests, this book is ideally designed for academics, professionals, practitioners, graduate students, and researchers interested in discovering how musical expression is shaping the realm of political communication.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Apartheid
  • Election Campaigns
  • Identity Politics
  • Political Activism
  • Popular Culture and Films
  • Social Justice
  • Social Protests

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Uche Onyebadi is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, Texas Christian University, USA. He also served as the Director of the School of Journalism, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA (2014-2016). Onyebadi holds a doctoral degree in journalism, with specialization in political communication, from the University of Missouri, Columbia- Missouri, USA. His research interests include political communication, media and politics, mass communication theory, media ethics, and international communication. His articles have been published in communication journals such as the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, International Communication Gazette, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Media, War & Conflict, International Communication Research Journal, and Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.