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Music Sociology

Author : Sara Towe Horsfall
ISBN : 9781317255840
Genre : Social Science
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Music Sociology explores 16 different genres to demonstrate that music everywhere reflects social values, organisational processes, meanings and individual identity. Presenting original ethnographic research, the contributors use descriptions of subcultures to explain the concepts of music sociology, including the rituals that link people to music, the past and each other. Music Sociology introduces the sociology of music to those who may not be familiar with it and provides a basic historical perspective on popular music in America and beyond.

Symbolic Interactionist Takes On Music

Author : Christopher J. Schneider
ISBN : 9781786350473
Genre : Social Science
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Participants from Couch-Stone Symposium 2014 have contributed to this volume on three themes; reflecting a natural progression in scope of symbolic interactionist work in music: moving from observations of the individual to observation of organizations and interdisciplinary observations of music from scholars in related disciplines.

Music And Law

Author : Mathieu Deflem
ISBN : 9781783500376
Genre : Music
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This volume provides a timely discussion of legal issues involved with a variety of aspects of music and the music industry. Written by leading experts on music and law from around the world, the chapters offer unique social-science perspectives relevant to academics and policymakers alike.

Music In Society

Author : Ivo Supicic
ISBN : 0918728355
Genre : Music
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The subject of this study has two distinct but not unrelated aspects: first, an investigation into the sociology of music as an autonomous and specialized discipline; and second, an examination of certain fundamental facts that may be considered within the purview of the sociology of music itself. If an analysis and study even a preliminary one of these facts is to be properly focused and fruitful, we must first try to determine the subject and methods of the sociology of music, its position and boundaries in respect to musicology, and, most especially, its relation to the aesthetics of music and music history. It is equally indispensable to ascertain what the sociology of music as a separate scholarly discipline embraces, where its investigation leads, and, finally, to establish its position vis-a-vis sociology in general. (From the Author's Introduction.)

The Routledge Reader On The Sociology Of Music

Author : John Shepherd
ISBN : 9781135007911
Genre : Music
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The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music offers the first collection of source readings and new essays on the latest thinking in the sociology of music. Interest in music sociology has increased dramatically over the past decade, yet there is no anthology of essential and introductory readings. The volume includes a comprehensive survey of the field’s history, current state and future research directions. It offers six source readings, thirteen popular contemporary essays, and sixteen fresh, new contributions, along with an extended Introduction by the editors. The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music represents a broad reference work that will be a resource for the current generation of sociologically inclined musicologists and musically inclined sociologists, whether researchers, teachers or students.

Understanding Society Through Popular Music

Author : Joseph A. Kotarba
ISBN : 9781317615767
Genre : Music
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Written for Introductory Sociology and Sociology of Popular Music courses, this book uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon of great interest, to draw students in and bring life to their study of social life.

Songs Of The Factory

Author : Marek Korczynski
ISBN : 9780801454813
Genre : Business & Economics
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Marek Korczynski reports on his ethnographic fieldwork in a British factory to show how workers make often-grueling assembly-line work tolerable by permeating their workday with pop music on the radio.

Sounds And Society

Author : Peter J. Martin
ISBN : 0719032245
Genre : Social Science
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In this pioneering new book, Dr Martin presents a lively and accessible introduction to the social analysis of music. Dr Martin argues that musical meaning must be understood as socially constructed, rather than inherent, and that the notion of a correspondence between social and musical structures is highly problematic. An alternative approach, based on the ‘social action’ pespective is outlined, and the book concludes with a discussion of the social situation of music in advanced capitalist society. Along the way, leading thinkers are introduced: Adorno, Weber and Schntz as well as, more recently, John Shepherd and the feminist musicologists. The book draws on studies spanning the whole spectrum of Western music - rock bands to symphony orchestras, medieval plainchant to avant-garde jazz and concludes with a discussion of the social situation of music in advanced capitalist society.

Music As Social Life

Author : Thomas Turino
ISBN : 9780226816982
Genre : Music
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In 'Music as Social Life', Thomas Turino explores why it is that music and dance are so often at the centre of our most profound personal and social experiences.

Why Music Matters

Author : David Hesmondhalgh
ISBN : 9781118535813
Genre : Music
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Listen to David Hesmondhalgh discuss the arguments at the core of 'Why Music Matters' with Laurie Taylor on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed here. In what ways might music enrich the lives of people and of societies? What prevents it from doing so? Why Music Matters explores the role of music in our lives, and investigates the social and political significance of music in modern societies. First book of its kind to explore music through a variety of theories and approaches and unite these theories using one authoritative voice Combines a broad yet theoretically sophisticated approach to music and society with real clarity and accessibility A historically and sociologically informed understanding of music in relation to questions of social power and inequality By drawing on both popular and academic talk about a range of musical forms and practices, readers will engage with a wide musical terrain and a wealth of case studies

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