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Why Music Matters

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ISBN-10: 1405192410

ISBN-13: 9781405192415

Edition: 2013

Authors: David Hesmondhalgh

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Music as Intimate and Social, Private and Public
Feeling and Flourishing
Music, Affect, Emotion
Emotions, Narrative Play, and Music
Human Flourishing, Aesthetic Experience, and Music
Musical Flourishing Beyond Contemplative Cultivation
Musical Aesthetics and Bodily Experience: Dancing
Approaches to Music and Emotion in Everyday Life: Contributions and Limitations
Problems of Self-realization in Modern Life and Their Relation to Music
Competitive Individualism and Status Competition Through Music
Review: Music's Constrained Enrichment of Lives
Love and Sex
Sex and Love and Rock and Roll
Two Approaches to Music, Sex, and Sexuality
The Pop-Rock Divide and Rock's Sexual Politics
Post-War Pop's Emotional Resources
Sex and Love on the Dance Floor
Critiques of Countercultural Sexual Freedom
Sex and Love in Punk, Alternative Rock, and Metal
Sexuality in Twenty-First-Century Pop
Black Music and Racialized Sexuality
Sociability and Place
Ways of Being Together: Forms of Publicness
Celebrations of Musical Participation and Their Limitations
That Syncing Feeling
Ordinary Sociability I: Singing Together
Ordinary Sociability II: Dancing Together
Playing Together: Amateur Musicians
Theorizing Positive Musical Sociality
Spectres of Capitalist Modernity Revisited: Class and Inequality
Uneven Musical Development
Elements of Thriving Musical Places
Quality of Working Life of Professional Musicians
Commonality and Cosmopolitanism
Mediated Commonality in Modern Societies
Aesthetic Experience and Aspirations to Commonality
Redeeming Aesthetic Experience?
Talk About Music, What It Tells Us, and What It Doesn't
Music, Politics, and Publicness
Communities of Shared Taste? Subcultures, Scenes, and Fans
Nations, Ethnicity, Cosmopolitanism
Rock as Cosmopolitanism?
Complexities of Music and Nation
Strange Journeys: Working-Class and Ethnic Musics Become National Musics
Sentimental Citizenship
Music, the Nation, and the Popular
Music of the African Diaspora: Life-Affirming Collectivity in Decline?
A Critical Defense of Music
Acknowledgments
References
Index