The Sociology of Wind Bands: Amateur Music Between Cultural Domination and Autonomy

The Sociology of Wind Bands: Amateur Music Between Cultural Domination and Autonomy


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ISBN-13: 9781409461852
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Series: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Vincent Dubois is Professor of sociology and political science at the University of Strasbourg and Florence Gould member at the Institute for advanced study, Princeton, USA. He has published several books on social and cultural issues, including The Bureaucrat and the Poor: Encounters in French Welfare Offices, Farnham, Ashgate, 2010. Jean-Matthieu Méon is Senior Lecturer in media studies at the University of Lorraine. He has published extensively on censorship, low and popular culture, including comic books and pornography. Emmanuel Pierru is Senior Researcher at the CNRS (CERAPS, University of Lille). He has published extensively on the lower classes, unemployment and cultural practices. Translator Jean-Yves Bart specialises in social science translations from French into English. He is the translator of Vincent Dubois, The Bureaucrat and the Poor.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface to the English edition; Introduction; Part I On the Fringes of the Musical Field: Did you say ’lowbrow music’?; The wind band world. Part II The Ecology and Economy of an Amateur Practice: Musical Integration; The social life of the bands. Part III Perspectives on Cultural Autonomy: The transfer of social constraint; Social displacement and the ’musicalization’ of the practice; Appendices; References; Index.

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