Music sociology

the music sociology is the sociology of the music and by max of webers was justified. It is “methodical mediating of realization of the contact surface between the music and the social action field “and enclosure not only a sociological analysis of musical works (in addition see z. B. Theodor W. Adorno, in addition, the ethnomusikalische research), but also music production (meeting nature, orchestra, music-referred occupations and branches of industry, music instruments) and the music rezeption.

See also: Music theory, Musikethnologie, Musikpädagogik, music science, music psychology, music perception, E-music, U-music, F-music, church music, Dance music, film music.


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  • Smelling pool of broadcasting corporations Murray shepherd: The Tuning OF the World . Dt. Sound and noise. Athenäum, Munich 1977.
  • Briefly blue head: Music in the change of the society. Fundamentals of the music sociology. Bear rider, Munich/Kassel 1982.
  • Christian Kaden: Music sociology. Heinrichshofen, Wilhelmshaven 1984.
  • Christopher Ballantine: Music andits social meanings. Gordon&Breach, New York 1984.
  • Katharina Inhetveen: Music sociology in the Federal Republic of Germany. West German publishing house, Opladen 1997.

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