Whose Music? : Sociology of Musical Languages book cover
1st Edition

Whose Music?
Sociology of Musical Languages

Edited By

John Shepherd

ISBN 9780878558155
Published January 15, 1980 by Routledge
316 Pages

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Book Description

Whose Music? combines historical, musicological, and sociological materials and styles of analysis in ways that connect to the field of sociology. The analyses of social class systems presented here speak in translatable ways to analyses of musical forms. Not only that, both are connected to an understanding of the organizations through which works are distributed to their audiences. Perhaps most importantly for the contemporary reader, this book depicts the part of the process by which dominant class groups justify their domination--cultural and otherwise.