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Sociology Seminar with David Hesmondhalgh on The Value of Music

Date: 13 March 2012 Time: 16:30-18:00

Venue: FASS MR 2 & 3

The value of music: sociology, aesthetics, politics

In many societies, music and other forms of culture and knowledge are increasingly prone to being treated as activities inferior to the accumulation of profit, or the pursuit of personal and corporate advantage. This talk discusses a book, in progress, which seeks to provide a critical defence of music by examining how and in what ways musics might promote human flourishing, and how and in what ways they might fail to do so.

The talk is based on a chapter that deals with aspects of music's ability to provide collective experience. It discusses music in relation to nation, ethnicity, youth and class.

David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds)


Who can attend: Anyone


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Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Centre for Research into the Applications of Computers to Music, Music, Sociology

Keyword: Music


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