Sounds and Society: Themes in the Sociology of Music
Peter J. Martin (Author)
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In this introduction to the social analysis of music, the author argues that musical meaning must be understood as socially constructed, rather than inherent, and that the notion of a correspondance 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 advanced capitalist society. The text draws on studies spanning the whole spectrum of Western music - rock bands to symphony orchestras, medieval plainchant to avant-garde jazz. -- .
About the Author
Peter J. Martin is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Sociology, University of Manchester -- .
- Contributor: Peter J. Martin
- Imprint: Manchester University Press
- ISBN13: 9780719032240
- Number of Pages: 320
- Packaged Dimensions: 138x216mm
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Release Date: 1996-10-17
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Peter J. Martin is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Sociology, University of Manchester -- .