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Music and the sociological gaze

Art worlds and cultural production

By Peter J. Martin

Music and the sociological gaze
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  • Publish Date: Oct 2006
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-7217-8
    • Pages: 256
    • Price: £15.99
    • Published Date: October 2006
    • Series: Music and Society

    Description

    In this important new book, Peter J. Martin explores the interface between musicological and sociological approaches to the analysis of music, and in doing so reveals the differing foundations of cultural studies and sociological perspectives more generally. Building on the arguments of his earlier book Sounds and society, Dr Martin initially contrasts text-based attempts to develop a 'social' analysis of music with sociological studies of musical activities in real cultural and institutional contexts. It is argued that the difficulties encountered by some of the 'new' musicologists in their efforts to introduce a social dimension to their work are often a result of their unfamiliarity with contemporary sociological discourse.

    Just as linguistic studies have moved from a concern with the meaning of words to a focus on how they are used, a sociological perspective directs our attention towards the ways in which the production and reception of music inevitably involve the collaborative activities of real people in particular times and places.

    Contents

    1. Introduction
    PART I. Musicology and sociology: the interface
    2. Music and the sociological gaze
    3. Over the rainbow: on the quest for 'the social' in musical analysis
    4. Music and manipulation
    PART II. The sound of social stratification
    5. Class, culture and concerts
    6. Musical life in the first industrial city
    PART III. Improvisation and interaction
    7. Spontaneity and organisation
    8. Hear me talkin': art worlds, improvisation and the language of jazz
    9. Text, context, and the cultural object
    PART IV. Coda
    10. Everyday music

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    Peter J. Martin is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester

    Music and the sociological gaze

    By Peter J. Martin

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