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Eric Fillion

Eric Fillion

Political History Prize Best Article (French Language)


Eric Fillion, « Jazz libre : “musique-action” ou la recherche d’une praxis révolutionnaire au Québec (1967-1975) ». Labour / Le Travail 77 (2016), p. 93-120.

In this innovative article, Eric Fillion offers an in-depth exploration of Jazz libre and its multi-faceted connections to oppositional political movements in Quebec in the 1960s and 1970s. He situates his work in broad international literature on jazz, and highlights the transnational context in which the musicians understood the meaning of their musical and cultural activities. In so doing, he demonstrates – making use exhaustive research and nuanced analysis – the centrality of culture and cultural democracy to Quebec social movements of the period.