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 qin countryq 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.Continental Army, 16 Cook, Nicholas, 21 Coppola, Francis Ford, 85 Corkins, Bardley, 115, 128 Corrado, Mike, 117 Council of Europe, ... aquot;Enter Sandman, aquot; 86 Epstein, Jonathon, 136, 137 Escape from L.A. (1996), 39 ESPN, 185-86 ethnic diversity in the military, 4, 7-8, 159. ... 153 fan mail, 1-3 Fast, Susan, 150 Fatah, 59, 67-70 Feld, Steven, 20, 147 female soldiers, 158-59 Field Manual 34-52 (FM 34-52), anbsp;...
|Author||:||Jonathan R. Pieslak|
|Publisher||:||Indiana Univ Pr - 2009-04|