Music is a resource for societal transformation processes. This book, edited by Marko Kölbl and Fritz Trümpi, provides recent insights into how individuals and groups used and still use music to achieve social, cultural and political participation and bring about social change. The contributors present outstanding perspectives on the topic: From the promise and myth of democratization through music technology; to the use of music in imposing authoritarian, neoliberal or even fascist political ideas in the past and present; up to music’s impact on political systems, governmental representation, and socio-political realities. The volume further features approaches in the fields of gender, migration, disability, and digitalization. Forthcoming in 2021.











This reader is a selection of interdisciplinary essays on music and arts, presented at the isaScience conferences 2013-16, edited by Ursula Hemetek and Cornelia Szabó-Knotik and published in 2017.