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Sound targets : American soldiers and music in the Iraq War

Author: Jonathan R Pieslak
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
'Sound Targets' explores the role of music in American military culture, focusing on the experiences of soldiers returning from active service in Iraq. Pieslak describes how American soldiers hear, share, use & produce music, both on & off duty.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pieslak, Jonathan R.
Sound targets.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan R Pieslak
ISBN: 9780253353238 0253353238 9780253220875 0253220874
OCLC Number: 261177321
Description: x, 226 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Music and contemporary military recruiting --
Music as an inspiration for combat --
Looking at the opposing forces --
Music as a psychological tactic --
Music as a form of soldier expression --
Metal and rap ideologies in the Iraq War.
Responsibility: Jonathan Pieslak.


Discusses about the place of music in the Iraq War and in contemporary American military culture in general. This book describes how American soldiers hear, share, use, and produce music both on and  Read more...


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Pieslak's careful consideration of soldier accounts about music and his detailed analyses of specific musical texts, videos, and repertoires make Sound Targets an important and timely contribution to Read more...

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