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The Resource Music and cultural theory, John Shepherd and Peter Wicke

Music and cultural theory, John Shepherd and Peter Wicke

Label
Music and cultural theory
Title
Music and cultural theory
Statement of responsibility
John Shepherd and Peter Wicke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Shepherd and Wicke make a bold and original contribution to the understanding of music as a form of human expression. They argue that music is fundamental to social life. Music is not merely a form of leisure or entertainment: it is central to the very formation and reproduction of human societies. The authors pursue this argument through a wide-ranging assessment of some of the major cultural theoretical contributions to understanding music. Theories of culture, linguistic theories, structuralist and post-structuralist theories and psychoanalytic theories of music are carefully explained and critically examined. The authors then develop their own account of music as a non-referential yet material form of human expression which embodies and conveys principles of symbolic structuring. They emphasize the human body as a principal site for the musical mediation of social and symbolic processes. Music and Cultural Theory establishes new links between musicology and cultural studies, showing how each discipline can inform and enrich the other. It will be recommended reading for students and professionals in musicology, media and communication studies, cultural studies and the sociology of culture. --Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shepherd, John
Dewey number
781/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3795
LC item number
.S423 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wicke, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Culture
  • Musique et société
  • Musique
  • Culture
  • Muziek
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Musik
  • Kulturtheorie
Label
Music and cultural theory, John Shepherd and Peter Wicke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [218]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of affect and meaning in music -- Music and cultural theory -- Music and psychoanalysis -- Theorizing difference in language and music -- Music as a medium in sound -- Music as structure -- Music's semiological moment -- Music : a performative semiological model -- Music and language in the constitution of society -- Towards a sociology of sound
Control code
36755716
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 230 pages
Isbn
9780745608648
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97002730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36755716
Label
Music and cultural theory, John Shepherd and Peter Wicke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [218]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of affect and meaning in music -- Music and cultural theory -- Music and psychoanalysis -- Theorizing difference in language and music -- Music as a medium in sound -- Music as structure -- Music's semiological moment -- Music : a performative semiological model -- Music and language in the constitution of society -- Towards a sociology of sound
Control code
36755716
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 230 pages
Isbn
9780745608648
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97002730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36755716

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