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On Classification Systems

Jennifer C. Lena

in Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150765
eISBN:
9781400840458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150765.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses classification systems that exist within music and its peer culture-producing fields. It emphasizes the role of power in setting boundaries around categories and defining these ... More


Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Jann Pasler

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257405
eISBN:
9780520943872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257405.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book challenges modernist ideas about the value and role of music in Western society, demonstrating how music can help forge a nation. Exploring the history of Third Republic France, the book ... More


De Meyer in the South and Midwest

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

De Meyer made the usual inland tour of visiting performers, following the coastline to Charleston, then to New Orleans and Mobile, then up the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. He traveled with his own ... More


Class, culture and concerts

Peter J. Martin

in Music and the Sociological Gaze: Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072161
eISBN:
9781781701492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072161.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

For Bourdieu, there is a close relationship — important to his theory of cultural transmission — between musical taste and a person's position in the socio-economic hierarchy, and it has been argued ... More


Musical life in the ‘first industrial city’

Peter J. Martin

in Music and the Sociological Gaze: Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072161
eISBN:
9781781701492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072161.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter pursues some of the implications of William Weber's contention that although they are related in some ways, social class and musical taste must be considered as ‘quite distinct factors’. ... More


From Café to Contest: New Year’s Variety Shows and the Soviet Festive System

Christine E. Evans

in Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Central Television's use of holiday programming to evaluate and negotiate audience needs. It first discusses the place of television in the Soviet festive system before ... More


The social and applied psychology of music

Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves

in The Social and Applied Psychology of Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567424
eISBN:
9780191693656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567424.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter describes a highly significant shift in the fundamental paradigm of music psychology to a greater emphasis on purposes, implications, and naturalistic methodologies. The chapter states ... More


Developing “Big Ears”: Jazz Fans

Thomas H. Greenland

in Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040115
eISBN:
9780252098314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how jazz fans, especially the most active concertgoers (the regulars), respond to a musical performance. It first considers how fans become part of jazz communities and how they ... More


Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Barbara B. Heyman

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Samuel Barber (1910–81) was one of the most important and honoured American composers of the 20th century. Writing in a great variety of musical forms—symphonies, concertos, operas, vocal music, ... More


Making the Scene: Fan Communities

Thomas H. Greenland

in Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040115
eISBN:
9780252098314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how intimate social correspondence between active participants in New York City's avant-jazz scene engenders individual and group identities—a sense of who we are, where we go, ... More


Introduction

John Williamson and Martin Cloonan

in Players' work time: A history of the British Musicians' Union, 1893â2013

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991326
eISBN:
9781526120786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991326.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The book begins with reflections on the Musicians’ Union 2015 conference and the some of the perennial themes which such events have addressed. It then outlines the sources used for the book ... More


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