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Roads to Music Sociology

  • Alfred Smudits

Part of the Musik und Gesellschaft book series (MUGE)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

Music sociology occupies a special position in the social and cultural sciences. The terminology alone – in German it is ‘Musiksoziologie’ and not ‘Soziologie der Musik’ – indicates many possible approaches: Is ‘music sociology’ a subdiscipline within sociology or musicology? Or is it a discipline on its own, espousing significant differences from sociology and musicology alike? On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Department of Music Sociology at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna – probably the only one in the world to bear the name as a separate department – decided to clarify the state of music sociology. Some of the world’s most prominent representatives of the discipline were invited to participate in this project and present their own viewpoints on the various approaches to music sociology. Their contributions address the particular research objects of music sociology (institutions of musical life; production, distribution and consumption of music; music-making; ‘works’, genres and repertoires; etc.) as well as the different methods of research (stock-taking, surveys, interviews, music analysis, biographical research, etc.).

Contents
with contributions by Alfred Smudits, Peter J. Martin, Antoine Hennion, Marie Buscatto, Motti Regev, Howard S. Becker, Tia DeNora and Christian Kaden

Target Groups
Students and lecturers in sociology, social sciences and musicology.

The Editor
Prof. Dr. Alfred Smudits is head of the Department of Music Sociology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.


Keywords

Music Sociology Ethnomusicology Gender in Music Digitisation Musical cosmopolitism Aesthetic culture Massmodernity

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred Smudits
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MusiksoziologieUniversität für Musik und darstellende KunstWienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-22279-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-22278-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-22279-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0259-076X
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8331
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