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Music and Society : The Politics of Composition, Performance and Reception - Richard Leppert

Music and Society

The Politics of Composition, Performance and Reception

By: Richard Leppert (Editor), Susan McClary (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th August 1989
ISBN: 9780521379779
Number Of Pages: 224

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Socially and politically grounded enterprises such as feminism, semiotics and deconstruction have effected a major transformation in the ways in which the arts and humanities are studied. This provocative volume of essays challenges the ideology that insists music occupies an autonomous sphere. By examining the ways in which music and society interact with and mediate one another within and across socio-cultural boundaries, these authors--musicologists, sociologists, cultural theorists--provide a sound argument.

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'Among the year's most stimulating reading material' The Observer 'This is an important book, crowded ... with new ideas and arguments that challenge many of our assumptions.' The Musical Times ' ... most rewarding ... As a collection of humanistic scholarship that amplifies the best sociological tradition ... it is highly recommended.' Contemporary Sociology

List of illustrationsp. vii
List of contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xx
Foreword: The ideology of autonomous artp. 1
The blasphemy of talking politics during Bach Yearp. 13
Music, domestic life and cultural chauvinism: images of British subjects at home in Indiap. 63
On grounding Chopinp. 105
Towards an aesthetic of popular musicp. 133
Music and male hegemonyp. 151
The sound of music in the era of its electronic reproducibilityp. 173
Indexp. 198
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ISBN: 9780521379779
ISBN-10: 0521379776
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th August 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.09  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.31

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