Wheelers Books

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

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

The Sociology of Wind Bands: Amateur Music Between Cultural Domination and Autonomy (Hardback, New edition)

By Dubois, Vincent
By Meon, Jean-Matthieu
By Bart, translated by Jean-Yves
Translated by Bart, Jean-Yves
Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.

  • RRP: $294.00
  • $294.00
  • To Order

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.
Read more

ISBN 9781409461852
Released NZ 15 May 2013
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, New edition
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Availability
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781409461852
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Ashgate Publishing Limited
Released 15 May 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Dubois, Vincent
By Meon, Jean-Matthieu
By Bart, translated by Jean-Yves
Translated by Bart, Jean-Yves
Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.
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: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 306.48420944
Weight 590g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Bands (Music) - France - Social aspects, Bands (Music) - Social aspects - France
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education;College/higher education

TOP