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The Tango Machine: Musical Culture in the Age of Expediency

Morgan James Luker


This book examines the new and different ways contemporary tango music has been drawn upon and used as a resource for cultural, social, and economic development in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In doing so, it addresses broader concerns with how the value and meaning of musical culture has been profoundly reframed in the age of expediency—where music and the arts are called upon and often compelled to address social, political and economic problems that were previously located outside the cultural domain. Long hailed as Argentina’s so-called national genre of popular music and dance, tango has not ... More

Keywords: tango, Argentina, cultural policy, managerial regimes, expediency of culture, cultural development, cultural industries, popular music, music history, urban change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226385402
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226385686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Morgan James Luker, author
Reed College