Whose Music?: Sociology of Musical Languages, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Whose Music?

Sociology of Musical Languages, 1st Edition

Edited by John Shepherd


316 pages

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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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General