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This anthology addresses interested readers not only from music sociology but also from the broader scholarly field of music research—and for good reasons: The term ‘music sociology’ is indeed ambiguous since it refers to a subfield of sociology, though it is often understood as a subfield of...
Alfred Smudits starts with a discussion of the terms ‘modernity’ and ‘modernization’, identifying several dimensions of modernization, such as rationalisation, individualisation, differentiation, domestication as well as several temporal stages of modernity. Smudits believes that one of the...
Peter J. Martin reflects on developments in music sociology during the period in which two other relevant specialisms—the ‘new’ musicology and popular music studies—emerged and analyses both specialisms with reference, where appropriate, to Kurt Blaukopf’s works. With respect to the ‘new’...
[Creating, playing, listening are not ways of coping with an external object. Music only exists where it takes place: in the musical experience itself. In view of this, writing on music less consists in reporting on a performance than in making it exist differently, by prolongating, connecting,...
Buscatto starts with the argument that, in the last twenty years, international scholars have explored ways contemporary female musicians, as compared to their male colleagues, find it more difficult to get access, to remain, and to be recognized as legitimate professionals in various musical...
[Amid the growing sociological interest in cosmopolitanism, Motti Regev seeks to outline in his contribution the major aspects pertaining to the role of music—and pop-rock music in particular—in the consolidation and materialization of cosmopolitanism. Hence Regev explores several dimensions...
Musical activity takes place through sounds that are largely non-verbal. Becker argues that if we want to understand how the collective activity that constitutes music-making takes place we have to understand that very language. (This explains why so many sociologists of music have been or...
In her contribution, Tia DeNora suggests investigating how the study of music as a part of what sociology does can nourish sociology as a whole. Sociological research on music has already enriched our understanding of how to think about values, relativism and strong attachments. It has also...
[Christian Kaden, who sadly passed away shortly after the Vienna conference, refers to his personal experience as researcher under a dictatorship, the former German Democratic Republic. Often ignored, however, is the fact that scientific activities in such a regime produced remarkable results,...
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