The Sociology of Music

The Sociology of Music

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This new and musicologically informed version presents for the first time an accurate translation of a key text within Max Webers cultural sociology. This influential text examines the harmonic and melodic principles of literate Western art music in a historical and cross-cultural perspective. Weber's manuscript on the sociology of music applies his central concern with western rationalism to the conventions, technologies and social structures unique to European classical music practice. A comprehensive introduction explains Weber's sociology of music and shows its relevance to contemporary cultural studies. This book will be an essential purchase for every music, social science, communications, and culture studies collection in the English-speaking world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415572363
  • 9780415572361