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The Sociology of Wind Bands: Amateur Music Between Cultural Domination and Autonomy

The Sociology of Wind Bands: Amateur Music Between Cultural Domination and Autonomy (Paperback)

By Dubois, Vincent
By Meon, Jean-Matthieu
By Bart, translated by Jean-Yves

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Despite the musical and social roles they play in many parts of the world, wind bands have not attracted much interest from sociologists. The Sociology of Wind Bands seeks to fill this gap in research by providing a sociological account of this musical universe as it stands now. ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781138248564
Barcode 9781138248564
Published 9 September 2016 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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ISBN-13 9781138248564
ISBN-10 1138248568
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 9 September 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dubois, Vincent
By Meon, Jean-Matthieu
By Bart, translated by Jean-Yves
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Category Rock & Pop Music
Musical Instruments & Instrumental Ensembles
Popular Culture
Sociology: Leisure
Number of Pages 246
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Music - Social aspects - France, Wind ensembles Musical groups - France
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education;College/higher education
Dewey Code 306.48420944
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Despite the musical and social roles they play in many parts of the world, wind bands have not attracted much interest from sociologists. The Sociology of Wind Bands seeks to fill this gap in research by providing a sociological account of this musical universe as it stands now. Based on a qualitative and quantitative survey conducted in northeastern France, the authors present a vivid description of the orchestras, the backgrounds and practices of their musicians, and the repertoires they play. Their multi-level analysis, ranging from the cultural field to the wind music subfield and to everyday life relationships within bands and local communities, sheds new light on the social organisation, meanings and functions of a type of music that is all too often taken for granted. Yet they go further than merely portraying a musical genre. As wind music is routinely neglected and socially defined in terms of its poor musical quality or even bad taste, the book addresses the thorny issue of the effects of cultural hierarchy and domination. It proposes an imaginative and balanced framework which, beyond the specific case of wind music, is an innovative contribution to the sociology of lowbrow culture.

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Author's Bio

Vincent Dubois is Professor of sociology and political science at the University of Strasbourg and Florence Gould member at the Institute for advanced study, Princeton, USA. He has published several books on social and cultural issues, including The Bureaucrat and the Poor: Encounters in French Welfare Offices, Farnham, Ashgate, 2010. Jean-Matthieu Meon is Senior Lecturer in media studies at the University of Lorraine. He has published extensively on censorship, low and popular culture, including comic books and pornography. Emmanuel Pierru is Senior Researcher at the CNRS (CERAPS, University of Lille). He has published extensively on the lower classes, unemployment and cultural practices. Translator Jean-Yves Bart specialises in social science translations from French into English. He is the translator of Vincent Dubois, The Bureaucrat and the Poor.

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