[opinion] I think Danielsen's has a simplified, reductionist view of funk's evolution: in her account it loses the R&B chord structures in favor of grooves. On the contrary, there's plenty of melodically complex funk with chord structure changes.
[quote:] Randano's work shows how the results of the European processes of self-definition by way of negation in the nineteenth century may have blended into the Afro-centric discourse on black music in the United States in the following century, forming a "sturdy basis for defining and redefining difference across the twentieth century." p.34
[quote] As we know, rhythm has been placed at the center of the identity of black culture in subsequent discourses, and if we adopt Radano's perspective, this may appear to be an instance of unmediated appropriation of the first position's (white comparative musicology) representation of an othered culture (black music). p.26