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After Adorno

After Adorno
Rethinking Music Sociology

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  • Date Published: November 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521537247

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About the Authors
  • Theodor W. Adorno broached key questions about the role of music in contemporary society and argued that it affected consciousness and was a means of social management and control. Asserting that music sociology can be greatly enriched by returning to Adorno's focus on music as a dynamic medium of social life, this book considers cognition, the emotions and music as a management device.

    • Hands on guide to how to do music sociology
    • First book to explore Adorno's work within context of empirical music sociology and reassess his legacy
    • Develops a new approach to music sociology drawing on current musicological and sociology concerns
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    If Adorno paved the way for the disciplines of sociology and musicology to come together, DeNora has brought this interdisciplinary scholarship to a new level of sophistication, showing that the dialogue between musicology and sociology is still a two-way street." - William G. Roy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521537247
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 154 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • contains: 3 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    A note on background reading
    1. Adorno, 'Defended against his devotees'?
    2. New methods and classic concerns
    3. Music as cognition
    4. How does music channel emotion?
    5. Music and 'control'
    6. After Adorno: Rethinking music sociology.

  • Author

    Tia DeNora, University of Exeter
    Tia DeNora is Head of Department and Reader in Sociology at the University of Exeter. She has published widely on music sociology. Her books include Beethoven and the Construction of Genius (1995) Music in Everyday Life (CUP 2000).

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