Music and Society: The Politics of Composition, Performance and Reception / Edition 1

Music and Society: The Politics of Composition, Performance and Reception / Edition 1

by Richard Leppert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521379776

ISBN-13: 9780521379779

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521379779
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1989
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

List 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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