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Music and the Sociological Gaze: Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Peter J. Martin


This book explores the interface between musicological and sociological approaches to the analysis of music, and in doing so reveals the differing foundations of cultural studies and sociological perspectives more generally. Building on the arguments of his earlier book Sounds and society, the author initially contrasts text-based attempts to develop a ‘social’ analysis of music with sociological studies of musical activities in real cultural and institutional contexts. It is argued that the difficulties encountered by some of the ‘new’ musicologists in their efforts to introduce a social dime ... More

Keywords: analysis of music, Sounds and society, musicologists, sociological studies, collaborative activities, social meanings, music, social settings, social stratification, improvising musicians

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719072161
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719072161.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter J. Martin, author

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