1st Edition

Whose Music? Sociology of Musical Languages

Edited By John Shepherd Copyright 1977
    316 Pages
    by Routledge

    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    1: Media, Social Process and Music; 2: The ‘Meaning’ of Music; 3: The Musical Coding of Ideologies; 4: Musical Writing, Musical Speaking; 2: ; 5: Some Observations on the Social Stratification of Twentieth-Century Music; 6: Music and the Mass Culture Debate 1; 7: Music as a Case Study in the ‘New Sociology of Education’; 8: On Radical Culture 1; Epilogue


    John Shepherd