Understanding Society through Popular Music

Understanding Society through Popular Music

by Joe Kotarba, Bryce Merrill, J Patrick Williams, Phillip Vannini
     
 

The purpose of this book is to use music as a tool to help students understand the structure and process of social life. Sociologically, music is important because it simultaneously contains and reflects a people's language, values, feelings, concerns, and goals. The material in this innovative, compact supplement is current and relevant to the musical experiences

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Overview

The purpose of this book is to use music as a tool to help students understand the structure and process of social life. Sociologically, music is important because it simultaneously contains and reflects a people's language, values, feelings, concerns, and goals. The material in this innovative, compact supplement is current and relevant to the musical experiences of today's college and university students and includes a companion web site that features an instructor's guide, test bank, discussion questions, and links to relevant internet sites. To make the book easy to use in introductory sociology courses, it is structured along lines parallel to the way most instructors teach the course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415954099
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

@contents:Selected Contents: The Sociology of Pop Music 1. The Family 2. Deviance 3. The Economy 4. The Community and the Polity 5. Race, Class, and Gender 6. The Self and the Life Course 7. Globalization Conclusion

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