Rethinking Music Sociology
By (author) Professor Tia DeNora
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After Adorno by Professor Tia DeNora
Book DescriptionTheodor W. Adorno placed music at the centre of his critique of modernity and broached some of the most important questions about the role of music in contemporary society. One of his central arguments was that music, through the manner of its composition, affected consciousness and was a means of social management and control. His work was primarily theoretical however, and because these issues were never explored empirically his work has become sidelined in current music sociology. This book argues that music sociology can be greatly enriched by a return to Adorno's concerns, in particular his focus on music as a dynamic medium of social life. Intended as a guide to 'how to do music sociology' this book deals with critical topics too often sidelined such as aesthetic ordering, cognition, the emotions and music as a management device and reworks Adorno's focus through a series of grounded examples.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521537247
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Tia DeNora
Music Asylums: Wellbeing Through Music in Everyday Life, Paperback (January 2015)
Taking a cue from Erving Goffman's classic work, Asylums, the author develops a novel interdisciplinary framework for music, health and wellbeing. Considering health and illness both in medical contexts and in the often-overlooked realm of everyday life, she argues that these identities are by no means mutually exclusive.
Making Sense of Reality, Paperback (September 2014)
An accomplished and thought provoking study of everyday 'reality' and how we represent, perceive and experience it. With examples throughout, it offers readers an exciting new way of understanding identity, perception and culture.
After Adorno, Hardback (November 2003)
Guide to how to do music sociology that argues for a reassessment of Adorno's work.
Music in Everyday Life, Paperback (June 2000)» View all books by Professor Tia DeNora
This book shows how music is central to the construction and regulation of everyday life.
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Author Biography - Professor Tia DeNora
Tia DeNora is Head of Department and Reader in Sociology at the University of Exeter. She has published widely on music sociology. Her books include Beethoven and the Construction of Genius (1995) Music in Everyday Life (CUP 2000).
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