Music, Society, Education

Music, Society, Education

by Christopher Small
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0819563072

ISBN-13: 9780819563071

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Cited by Soundpost as "remarkable and revolutionary" upon its publication in 1977, Music, Society, Education has become a classic in the study of music as a social force. Christopher Small sets out to examine the social implications of Western classical music, effects that until recently have been largely ignored or dismissed by most musicologists. He strives to

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Cited by Soundpost as "remarkable and revolutionary" upon its publication in 1977, Music, Society, Education has become a classic in the study of music as a social force. Christopher Small sets out to examine the social implications of Western classical music, effects that until recently have been largely ignored or dismissed by most musicologists. He strives to view the Western musical tradition "through the mirror of these other musics [Balinese and African] as it were from the outside, and in so doing to learn something of the inner unspoken nature of Western culture as a whole."

As series co-editor Robert Walser writes, "By pointing to the complicity of Western culture with Western imperialism, Small challenges us to create a future that is more humane than the past. And by writing a book that enables us to rethink so fundamentally our involvements with music, he teaches us how we might get there."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819563071
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Music Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,158,958
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 1996 Edition
Introduction
The Perfect cadence and the Concert Hall
Music Outside Europe
The Commanding of Nature
The Scientific World View
The Vision of a Potential Society
A Different Drummer
Plus Ca Change
Children as Consumer
Children as Artists
Index

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