Raykoff, Ivan & Tobin, Robert Deam: A Song for Europe (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754658788

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Subtitle: Popular Music & Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Introduction; Camping on the borders of Europe, Ivan Raykoff; Return to ethnicity: the cultural significance of musical change in the Eurovision Song Contest, Alf Björnberg; Eurovision at 50: post-wall and post stonewall, Robert Deam Tobin; Chanson, canzone, Schlager, and song: Switzerland's identity struggle in the Eurovision Song Contest, Michael Baumgartner; Chasing the 'magic formula' for success: Ralph Siegel and the Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson, Thorsten Hindrichs; Fernando, Filippo, and Milly: bringing blackness to the Eurovision stage, Lutgard Mutsaers; Finland, zero points: nationality, failure, and shame in the Finnish media, Mari Pajala; The socialist star: Yugoslavia, Cold War politics and the Eurovision Song Contest, Dean Vuletic; Lithuanian contests and European dreams, Bjorn Ingvoldstad; 'Russian body and soul': t.A.T.u. performs at Eurovision 2003, Dana Heller; Gay brotherhood: Israeli gay men and the Eurovision Song Contest, Dafna Lemish; Articulating the historical moment: Turkey, Europe, and Eurovision 2003, Thomas Solomon; 'Everyway that I can': auto-orientalism at Eurovision 2003, Matthew Gumpert; Idol thoughts: nationalism in the pan-Arab vocal competition Superstar, Katherine Meizel; 'Changing Japan, unchanging Japan': shifting visions of the red and white Song Contest, Shelley D. Brunt; Index.