Music in Everyday Life
By (author) Professor Tia DeNora
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Music in Everyday Life by Professor Tia DeNora
Book DescriptionThe power of music to influence mood, create scenes, routines and occasions is widely recognised and this is reflected in a strand of social theory from Plato to Adorno that portrays music as an influence on character, social structure and action. There have, however, been few attempts to specify this power empirically and to provide theoretically grounded accounts of music's structuring properties in everyday experience. Music in Everyday Life uses a series of ethnographic studies - an aerobics class, karaoke evenings, music therapy sessions and the use of background music in the retail sector - as well as in-depth interviews to show how music is a constitutive feature of human agency. Drawing together concepts from psychology, sociology and socio-linguistics it develops a theory of music's active role in the construction of personal and social life and highlights the aesthetic dimension of social order and organisation in late modern societies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521622066
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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.
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This book shows how music is central to the construction and regulation of everyday life.
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