The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness (Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability)

The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness (Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability)

The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness (Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability)

“Rowden has wedded ethnomusicology and disability studies to offer a fresh approach to the study of African American popular music. The Songs of Blind Folk undermines many of the defining mythologies and tropes of blind musicians, including the perception that they are successful because they compensate for the loss of vision.”
—Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University”Illuminates how the enduring phenomenon of blind African American musicians emerged from brutal conditions, how these musicians w

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  • November 30, 2016 at 10:17 pm
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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Five Stars, December 11, 2014
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    This review is from: The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness (Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability) (Paperback)
    Great Book! Easy to understand and well researched.
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