politics.co.uk is giving away five copies of 'Music and Politics' by John Street, an encyclopaedic tour of pop music and political theory.
The book examines music's political power. It explores how it has been at the heart of political order and how musicians from Bono to Blue have claimed to speak for peoples and political causes. It looks at music as an object of public policy, in the classroom or the copyright courts, as the focus of national pride or employment oppourtunities. It brings together ideas about music's political significance (from Aristotle to Rousseau) to tell of the extraordinary potency of music across time and space. At its heart lies the argument that politics and music are inseparably linked, and that each animates the other.
To enter just follow politics.co.uk on Twitter (if you don't already) and tweet: "Just entered to win the book 'Music and Politics'. Follow @Politics_co_uk and retweet http://tinyurl.com/cr433fg".
Closing date of competition: Friday December 30th, 2011.
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Winners will be selected at random from all entries received and will be notified by direct message on Twitter.
You can read politics.co.uk's interview with the author here.
Terms and Conditions
1. The prize is one of five copies of 'Music and Politics', by John Street.
2. This competition is NOT open to employees of Adfero, politics.co.uk's parent company, or any agency connected with this competition or family members of any of these organisations.
3. Only one entry per person and you must be over 18 years old.
4. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
5. The closing date for the competition is Friday December 30th, 2011. The judges cannot accept responsibility for late entries. Proof of sending email or postcard is not proof of receipt of entry. No entry can be accepted if all details are not provided.
6. No cash alternative for any of the prizes.
7. Entrants acknowledge that their entries may be released or displayed to the public by politics.co.uk or any agency connected with the competition and as such sign all rights necessary for promotion, publication or of such entries to politics.co.uk. Winners agree to grant politics.co.uk or any agency connected with the competition the right to use their name and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without any additional compensation.
8. The competition shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.