Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Krasnow, Carolyn. "Fear and Loathing in the 1970s: Race, Sexuality and Disco." Stanford Humanities Review 3, no. 2 (Fall 1993): 37-45.

In the late 1960s rock began to appropriate values more closely resembling the classical tradition, such as virtuosity, creativity, and originality. One of the complaints leveled against newly emergent disco by proponents of rock was disco's perpetual use of pre-recorded music as the basis of new dance tracks. Reusing existing music was seen as an affront to rock's newly won creativity and individuality and represented a collective approach to music found frequently in African-American musical traditions. Because of its use of musical borrowing, therefore, disco represented a challenge to white hegemony in the production of popular culture.

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