Music and Society: The Politics of Composition, Performance and Reception / Edition 1by Richard Leppert
Pub. Date: 06/28/1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Socially and politically grounded enterprises such as feminism, semiotics and deconstruction have effected a major transformation in the ways in which the arts and humanities are studied. This provocative volume of essays challenges the ideology that insists music occupies an autonomous sphere. By examining the ways in which music and society interact with and mediate one another within and across socio-cultural boundaries, these authors--musicologists, sociologists, cultural theorists--provide a sound argument.
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Table of ContentsList of illustrations; Introduction; Acknowledgments; Foreword: the ideology of autonomous art Janet Wolff; 1. The blasphemy of talking politics Bach Year Susan McClary; 2. Music, domestic life and cultural chauvinism: images of British subjects at home in India Richard Leppert; 3. On grounding Chopin Rose Rosengard Subotnik; 4. Towards an aesthetic of popular music Simon Frith; 5. Music and male hegemony John Shepherd; 6. The sound of music in the era of its electronic reproducibility John Mowitt; Index.
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