Music Sociology in a New Key
The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology
Oxford University Press
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
McCormick, L. (2012). “Music Sociology in a New Key” in The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology eds. Jeffrey Alexander, Ronald Jacobs, and Philip Smith. Oxford University Press: 722-742.