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Why Music Matters free pdf THE POLITICS OF MUSIC investigates and assesses debates about the social and political significance of music: not only the social and political significance of particular genres, styles and exponents of music, but also of music in general, as a medium of communication in modern societies. Using various kinds of theory (social, political, cultural, musical) to understand and analyse the politics of music, the volume also employs a range of empirical resources--the author's and others' own fieldwork data- what journalists, musicians, fans and others have written and said about music, and government policy discourse--to attempt to bring theory 'closer' to sound and sense. Case studies, boxes, graphs, and other pedagogical material help to highlight for students particular pieces of music, genres, and musical movements and explain how the political tensions, problems and debates covered in the book are manifested in concrete social situations and in particular musical forms. Throughout the aim is to talk about how particular texts and genres matter musically as well as politically.Organized under general, generative rubrics--communication, rebellion, community, commerce, creativity, the public sphere and politics--THE POLITICS OF MUSIC spans musical performances and debates of the last eighty years . But the book also draws on other musics and what people have written about them, including 'traditional' and 'folk' musics, popular musics of the non-western world, and the European/North American canon of classical/serious/art music.

About David Hesmondhalgh

David Hesmondhalgh is Professor of Media and Music Industries at the University of Leeds. He is the author of The Cultural Industries, now in its third edition (2013) and co-author (with Sarah Baker) of a study of working life in three cultural industries, including music, Creative Labour (2011). He is also the editor or co-editor of various collections, including Western Music and its Others (with Georgina Born, 2000) and Popular Music Studies (with Keith Negus, 2002).

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Author : David Hesmondhalgh
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley
Data Published : 30 August 2013
ISBN : 1405192410
EAN : 9781405192415
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 204 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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