Why music matters for sociology: conversation with Prof. Les Back

Charles, Monique ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9634-0127 and Back, Les (2017) Why music matters for sociology: conversation with Prof. Les Back. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Session for Prof. Les Back's L6 students for the module 'Why Music Matters for Sociology'.

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Additional Information: Why Music Matters for Sociology, module description: This module aims to explore why music matters sociologically speaking. It discusses the relationship between music - both orchestral and popular - and social life in a wide range of spheres including the economy of music, the relationship between musical taste and social divisions, the enlisting of songs politically through national anthems and state propaganda, music as self-expression and political resistance, the changing media forms and technologies of sound produciton and the therapeutic potential of music. The module aims to explain the place of music in society. Although, what is proposed is more than merely the sociology of music ie. where sociological tools are used to unlock the codes and secrets of musical culture. Rather, the module aims to do sociology with music emphasising how developing a deeper attentiveness to music can also improve our capacities as researchers and critics.
Subjects: Social sciences > Communication and culture
Social sciences
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Depositing User: Monique Charles
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2019 08:55
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:11
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5962

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