The sociology of sound

Hudson, Martyn (2018) The sociology of sound. In: The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies. Taylor & Francis, pp. 362-370. ISBN 9781138854253

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To think about the sociology of sound we begin by rethinking some of the basic concepts that Adorno offered us in his philosophy and sociology of music. We then think about what sociology actually does and what is its ‘work’ before thinking about sound in and of itself and as something which helps us to understand social formations. Then there is a turn to the use of sounds in composition and instead of helping sociology to think about sound we think about sociology by ‘thinking with’ sound. In this we look specifically at the work of Luciano Berio, himself someone who tried to recompose the relationship between composition and sociology.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 31 May 2019 15:16
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 18:45

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