Music and the Sociological Gaze

Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Author: Peter J. Martin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719072178

Category: Music

Page: 246

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'Music and the Sociological Gaze' illustrates how sociological ideas can make a distinct contribution to understanding music and examines the relationship between music and class cultures, the social organisation of musical improvisation, music as a cultural object, and music in everyday situations.
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The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music

Author: John Shepherd,Kyle Devine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135007918

Category: Music

Page: 386

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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.
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Where Music Helps: Community Music Therapy in Action and Reflection

Author: Cochavit Elefant,Mercédès Pavlicevic,Dr Gary Ansdell,Professor Brynjulf Stige

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472416961

Category: Music

Page: 364

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This book explores how people may use music in ways that are helpful for them, especially in relation to a sense of wellbeing, belonging and participation. The central premise for the study is that help is not a decontextualized effect that music produces. The book contributes to the current discourse on music, culture and society and it is developed in dialogue with related areas of study, such as music sociology, ethnomusicology, community psychology and health promotion. Where Music Helps describes the emerging movement that has been labelled Community Music Therapy, and it presents ethnographically informed case studies of eight music projects (localized in England, Israel, Norway, and South Africa). The various chapters of the book portray "music's help" in action within a broad range of contexts; with individuals, groups and communities – all of whom have been challenged by illness or disability, social and cultural disadvantage or injustice. Music and musicing has helped these people find their voice (literally and metaphorically); to be welcomed and to welcome, to be accepted and to accept, to be together in different and better ways, to project alternative messages about themselves or their community and to connect with others beyond their immediate environment. The overriding theme that is explored is how music comes to afford things in concert with its environments, which may suggest a way of accounting for the role of music in music therapy without reducing music to a secondary role in relation to the "therapeutic," that is, being "just" a symbol of psychological states, a stimulus, or a text reflecting socio-cultural content.
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Sociology for Music Teachers

Practical Applications

Author: Hildegard Froehlich,Gareth Dylan Smith

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315402335

Category: Music

Page: 208

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Sociology for Music Teachers: Practical Applications, Second Edition, outlines the basic concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective. It demonstrates the relationship of music to education, schooling and society, and examines the consequences for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. The authors look at major theories, and concepts relevant to music education, texts in the sociology of music, and thoughts of selected ethnomusicologists and sociologists. The new edition takes a more global approach than was the case in the first edition and includes the application of sociological theory to contexts beyond the classroom. The Second Edition: Presents major theories in ethnomusicology, both traditional and contemporary. Takes a global approach by presenting a variety of teaching practices beyond those found in the United States. Emphasizes music education in a traditional classroom setting, but also applies specific constructs to studio teaching situations in conservatories (with private lessons) and community music. Provides recommendations for teaching practices by addressing popular music in school music curricula, suggests inclusionary projects that explore musical styles and repertoire of the past and present, and connects school to community music practices of varying kinds. Contains an increased number of suggestions for projects and discussions among the students using the book.
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Music Sociology

Examining the Role of Music in Social Life

Author: Sara Towe Horsfall,Jan-Martijn Meij,Meghan Probstfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317255844

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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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.
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The Structure of Social Theory

Author: Anthony King

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415263344

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Over the last three decades, social theory has become an increasingly important subdiscipline within sociology. Social theory has attempted to elucidate the philosophical basis of sociology by defining the nature of social reality. According to social theory, society consists of objective institutions, structure, on the one hand, and individuals, agency on the other, it promotes human social relations, insisting that in every instance social reality consists of these relations.
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Festivals, Tourism and Social Change

Remaking Worlds

Author: David Picard,Prof. Mike Robinson

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845412678

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This book explores the links between tourism and festivals and the various ways in which each mobilises the other to make social realities meaningful. Drawing upon a series of international cases, festivals are examined as ways of responding to various forms of crisis - social, political, economic - and as a way of re-making and re-animating spaces and social life. Importantly, this book locates festivals in the constantly changing, socio-economic and political contexts that they always operate in and respond to - contexts that are both historical and modern at the same time. Tourism is bound closely together with such contexts; feeding and challenging festivals with audiences that are increasingly transient and transnational. Tourism interrogates notions of ritual and tradition, shapes new spaces and creates, and renews, relationships between participants and observers. No longer can we dismiss tourists simply as value neutral and crass consumers of spectacle, nor tourism as some inevitable commercial force. Tourism is increasingly complicit in the festival processes of re-invention, and in forming new patterns of social existence.
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Men and Popular Music in Algeria

The Social Significance of Raï

Author: Marc Schade-Poulsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 250

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Rai music is often called the voice of the voiceless in Algeria, a society currently swept by tragic conflict. Rai is the voice of Algerian men, young men caught between generations and classes, in political strife, and in economic inequality. In a ground-breaking study, anthropologist Marc Schade-Poulsen uses this popular music genre as a lens through which he views Algerian society, particularly male society. He situates rai within Algerian family life, moral codes, and broader power relations. Schade-Poulsen did his research in the 1990s, in clubs, recording studios, at weddings, and with street musicians. He describes the history of rai, which emerged in the late 1970s and spread throughout North Africa at the same time the Islamist movement was growing to become the most potent socio-political movement in Algeria. Outsiders consider rai to be Western in origin, but Schade-Poulsen shows its Islamic roots as well. The musicians do use Western instruments, but the music itself mixes Algerian popular songs and rhythms with the beat of American disco, Egyptian modalities, Moroccan wedding tunes, and the songs of Julio Iglesias. The lyrics deal with male-female relationships but also with generational relationships and the problems of youth, as they struggle to find a place in a conflicted society. The study, in its innovative approach to music as a template of society, helps the reader understand the two major movements among today's Algerian youth: one toward the mosque and the other toward the West.
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Global Culture

Media, Arts, Policy, and Globalization

Author: Diana Crane,Nobuko Kawashima,Kenichi Kawasaki,Ken'ichi Kawasaki

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415932295

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Contributors to the volume focus on such important issues as media imperialism, national identity, cultural policy, globalization of urban cultures, cultural production in a global context, free trade negotiations and agreements, the economic impact of cultural tourism, the impact of globalization on children's television, and the impact of Japanese culture in Asia.
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