After Adorno: Rethinking Music Sociology

After Adorno: Rethinking Music Sociology

by Tia DeNora
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521830257

ISBN-13: 9780521830256

Pub. Date: 12/08/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Theodor W. Adorno broached key questions about the role of music in contemporary society and argued that it affected consciousness and was a means of social management and control. Asserting that music sociology can be greatly enriched by returning to Adorno's focus on music as a dynamic medium of social life, this book considers cognition, the emotions and music

Overview

Theodor W. Adorno broached key questions about the role of music in contemporary society and argued that it affected consciousness and was a means of social management and control. Asserting that music sociology can be greatly enriched by returning to Adorno's focus on music as a dynamic medium of social life, this book considers cognition, the emotions and music as a management device.

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ISBN-13:
9780521830256
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; A note on background reading; 1. Adorno, 'Defended against his devotees'?; 2. New methods and classic concerns; 3. Music as cognition; 4. How does music channel emotion?; 5. Music and 'control'; 6. After Adorno: Rethinking music sociology.

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