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)
Please join us for discussion in the Sociology department after the seminar.
Who can attend: Anyone
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