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International Relations, Music and Diplomacy

Frédéric Ramel
Cécile Prévost-Thomas


This volume explores the interrelation of international relations, music, and diplomacy from a multidisciplinary perspective. Throughout history, diplomats have gathered for musical events, and musicians have served as national representatives. Whatever political unit is under consideration (city-states, empires, nation-states), music has proven to be a component of diplomacy, its ceremonies, and its strategies. Following the recent acoustic turn in IR theory, the authors explore the notion of “musical diplomacies” and ask whether and how it differs from other types of cultural diplomacy. Accordingly, sounds and voices are dealt with in acoustic terms but are not restricted to music per se, also taking into consideration the voices (speech) of musicians in the international arena. (Publisher's abstract)
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hal-01705066 , version 1 (09-02-2018)



Frédéric Ramel, Cécile Prévost-Thomas (Dir.). International Relations, Music and Diplomacy: Sounds and Voices on the International Stage. Palgrave Macmillan, pp.297, 2018, CERI series in international relations and political economy, 9783319631622. ⟨hal-01705066⟩
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