Sounds and Society: Themes in the Sociology of Music

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Manchester University Press, 1995 - Social Science - 298 pages
Bibliografie : p. 276-291 Met reg. The author 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' perspective is outlined, and the book concludes with a discussion of the social situation of music in an advanced capitalist society. Subject are all forms of music, but mainly 'popular' styles.

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sociology and music
The social construction of musical meaning
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