Sound Targets: American Soldiers and Music in the Iraq War (BOK)

Jonathan Pieslak

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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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Jonathan Pieslak
ISBN 9780253220875
Antall sider 216 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 23,6cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 381 gram Emner og form Music: styles & genres, Iraq War, Military life & institutions