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After Adorno: Rethinking Music Sociology
by Tia DeNora
Theodor W. Adorno broached key questions about the role of music in contemporary society and argued that it affected consciousness and was a means of social management and control. Asserting that music sociology can be greatly enriched by returning to Adorno's focus on music as a dynamic medium of social life, this book considers cognition, the emotions and music as a mana ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published December 8th 2003 by Cambridge University Press
(first published November 5th 1999)
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Fantastic extension of DeNora's methodological arguments in Music in Everyday Life, alongside an homage/elaboration of "Teddy" Adorno's pioneering work in the sociology of music. The latter part of the project focuses on bringing Adorno's concerns with the music-society nexus to what she calls the 'correct level of generality.' That is, a focus on what particular musics afford particular listeners in particular environments. Her concerns over over-generalized Cultural Studies-type analysis makin ...more