Whose Music?: A Sociology of Musical Languages

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Transaction Publishers, 1977 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 300 pages
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Whose Music? combines historical, musicological, and sociological materials and styles of analysis in ways that connect to the field of sociology. The analyses of social class systems presented here speak in translatable ways to analyses of musical forms. Not only that, both are connected to an understanding of the organizations through which works are distributed to their audiences. Perhaps most importantly for the contemporary reader, this book depicts the part of the process by which dominant class groups justify their domination--cultural and otherwise.

 

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Contents

PART ONE
7
The Meaning of Music
53
The Musical Coding of Ideologies
69
Musical Writing Musical Speaking
125
PART TWO
155
Music and the Mass Culture Debate
179
Music as a Case Study in the New Sociology of Education
201
On Radical Culture
233
Epilogue
257
BIBLIOGRAPHY
259
Explanation of Musical Terminology
267
Name Index
297
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