Musical Life in a Changing Society / Edition 2

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AmadeusThe sociology of music is a young discipline, and this book addresses the seminal issues, explaining the role musical activity plays in our social and cultural life. It also contains practical aspects in how music is structured and tonal material is used.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780931340550
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Goals of the Sociology of Music 1
Ch. 2 The Search for the Origins of Music 7
Ch. 3 The Beginnings of Sociology 19
Ch. 4 A Conception of the Sociology of Art: Taine 28
Ch. 5 History and Society as Reflected in Musicological Thinking 31
Ch. 6 Acoustics, Sociology, and Ethnology 37
Ch. 7 Art and the Materialistic View of History 47
Ch. 8 Technical Considerations of Musical Activity 56
Ch. 9 The Work of Art: Project and Factor of Social Activity 64
Ch. 10 The Problem of the Sociology of Art in Marx 71
Ch. 11 Economics, Leisure, and Lifestyle 76
Ch. 12 Georg Simmel's Contribution to the Sociology of Music 86
Ch. 13 Combarieu and French Sociology 92
Ch. 14 Musical Analysis and Sociology 99
Ch. 15 Music in the Sociology of Max Weber 111
Ch. 16 The Transition to the Perception of Chordal Harmony 125
Ch. 17 Artistic Intent as a Sociological Concept 138
Ch. 18 Christianity and Desensualization 144
Ch. 19 Mutations of Musical Behavior 156
Ch. 20 Mutations Through Technical Media 171
Ch. 21 Architecture and Music 178
Ch. 22 Acoustic Environment 186
Ch. 23 Audience Research 193
Ch. 24 Cultural Lag 201
Ch. 25 The Economic Dilemma of the Performing Arts 205
Ch. 26 Theodor W. Adorno 212
Ch. 27 Ideological Harmonization 219
Ch. 28 New Tasks for the Sociology of Music 227
Ch. 29 The Mediamorphosis of Music as Global Phenomenon 247
Bibliographies for the Sociology of Music 271
Bibliography 273
Index 305
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