Title

Music Sociology in a New Key

Document Type

Book

Role

contributor

Publication

The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Standard Number

9780195377767

First Page

722

Last Page

744

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

This chapter was an invited contribution to the Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology edited by Jeffrey Alexander, Ron Jacobs, and Philip Smith. Therein, I provide an overview of the field by showing how each of the established approaches employs a different definition of music (i.e., as a text, as an object, and a resource in social action.) In conclusion, I demonstrate the promise of an emerging perspective that understands music as a mode of social performance. --author-supplied description

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