Download Music in Everyday Life Free Books - Dlebooks.net

Download Music in Everyday Life Free Books

Cambridge University Press

English - 212 pages - ISBN-10: 052162732X - ISBN-13: 9780521627320

2/5 by 72 votes


The power of music to influence mood, create scenes, routines and occasions is widely recognised and this is reflected in a strand of social theory from Plato to Adorno that portrays music as an influence on character, social structure and action. There have, however, been few attempts to specify this power empirically and to provide theoretically grounded accounts of music's structuring properties in everyday experience. Music in Everyday Life uses a series of ethnographic studies - an aerobics class, karaoke evenings, music therapy sessions and the use of background music in the retail sector - as well as in-depth interviews to show how music is a constitutive feature of human agency. Drawing together concepts from psychology, sociology and socio-linguistics it develops a theory of music's active role in the construction of personal and social life and highlights the aesthetic dimension of social order and organisation in late modern societies.

Reviews

64x64

Michelle Craig

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Demotte Tremblay

Nice It has a nice story about how to always let go the past and fall in love.

Ben Thompson

Incredible This book took over my life and I could not put it down.

Recent Books

Marketing Research with IBM® SPSS Statistics
Marketing Research with IBM® SPSS Statistics
Karine Charry
Marketing researchers, companies and business schools need to be able to use statistical procedures correctly and accurately interpret the outputs,...
Technology, Institutions, and Economic Growth
Technology, Institutions, and Economic Growth
Richard R. Nelson
This volume mounts a full-blown attack on the standard neo-classical theory of economic growth, which Richard Nelson sees as hopelessly inadequate to...
The Spark
The Spark
Kristine Barnett
Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he...
The New Politics of North Carolina
The New Politics of North Carolina
Christopher Alan Cooper
Political scientist V. O. Key in 1949 described North Carolina as a "progressive plutocracy." He argued that in the areas of industrial development,...
Kentucky Heirloom Seeds
Kentucky Heirloom Seeds
Bill Best
Saving seeds to plant for next year's crop has been key to survival around the globe for millennia. However, the twentieth century witnessed a grand...
الطبيخ العربي في العصور الوسطى
الطبيخ العربي في العصور الوسطى
Maxime Rodinson
Arabic cooking is the most exciting new influence on avant-garde British cookery. The incredible balance of spices and fruit, the piercing aromas of...
Talking Trash
Talking Trash
Julie Manga
When The Phil Donahue Show topped the ratings in 1979, it ushered in a new era in daytime television. Mixing controversial social issues, light...
Medicine
Medicine
DK
Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery,...
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs
Ellen F. Davis
These books of the Bible, despite their differences, all treat the phenomenon of what it means to live wisely before God. In this readable...
Los santos inocentes
Los santos inocentes
Miguel Delibes
Retrato de las precarias condiciones de vida de una familia de campesinos extremenos, aplastada por la miseria y el yugo que imponen los senores, Los...