- By Thomas Turino

Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation

  • Title: Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation
  • Author: Thomas Turino
  • ISBN: 9780226816982
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • Music as Social Life The Politics of Participation People around the world and throughout history have used music to express their inner emotions reach out to the divine woo lovers celebrate weddings inspire political movements and lull babies to

    People around the world and throughout history have used music to express their inner emotions, reach out to the divine, woo lovers, celebrate weddings, inspire political movements, and lull babies to sleep In Music as Social Life, Thomas Turino explores why it is that music and dance are so often at the center of our most profound personal and social experiences TurinoPeople around the world and throughout history have used music to express their inner emotions, reach out to the divine, woo lovers, celebrate weddings, inspire political movements, and lull babies to sleep In Music as Social Life, Thomas Turino explores why it is that music and dance are so often at the center of our most profound personal and social experiences Turino begins by developing tools to think about the special properties of music and dance that make them fundamental resources for connecting with our own lives, our communities, and the environment These concepts are then put into practice as he analyzes various musical examples among indigenous Peruvians, rural and urban Zimbabweans, and American old time musicians and dancers To examine the divergent ways that music can fuel social and political movements, Turino looks at its use by the Nazi Party and by the American civil rights movement Wide ranging, accessible to anyone with an interest in music s role in society, and accompanied by a compact disc, Music as Social Life is an illuminating initiation into the power of music.

    1 thought on “Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation

    1. This book--although quite dense--had points both thought-provoking and inspiring. I feel very fortunate indeed to have had the opportunity to read and learn from such a thorough text. Music and the Arts are important: to read a work justifying why this is so was deeply moving.

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