Adorno on Popular Culture

Author: Robert Winston Witkin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415268257

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Robert W. Witkin unpacks Adorno's notoriously difficult critique of popular culture in an engaging and accessible style, looking first at the development of the overarching theories of authority, commodification and negative dialectics. He then goes on to consider Adorno's writing on specific aspects of popular culture such as radio, film and popular music.
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The ISA Handbook in Contemporary Sociology

Author: Ann Denis,Devorah Kalekin-Fishman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849205124

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

View: 8372

"Representing the fruit of in-depth dynamics it invites us to give all necessary attention to the concepts of conflict, cooperation and competition. By reflecting on the possible articulations of these concepts and attempting to apply them in diverse fields of social science the editors give voice to those who are studying the world as it is and perform the service of returning a set of concepts, approaches or paradigms to their legitimate place." - Michel Wieviorka, President, International Sociological Association This ISA Handbook presents and tracks the transformation of the societies and social relations that characterize the twenty-first century. The volume is organized around a conceptualization of three processes that are fundamental to the analyses of micro, meso and macro social relations: conflict, competition, and cooperation. In addition to chapters that delve into sociological theory, case studies and overviews of subfields discuss and contextualize debates from an international perspective, incorporating relevant material about North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Chapters on topics and fields crucial to the experience of people around the world include, among others: childhood studies, consumption, hunger, labour studies, peace-keeping, law, health, sport, and welfare. Systematic and informed, the handbook will serve readers in all branches of the social sciences, providing both experienced researchers and novices with the materials to explore the different domains of contemporary life.
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Dialektik der Aufklärung

Philosophische Fragmente

Author: Max Horkheimer,Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104002142

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Die von Max Horkheimer und Theodor W. Adorno gemeinsam verfasste »Dialektik der Aufklärung« ist der wichtigste Text der Kritischen Theorie und zugleich eines der klassischen Werke der Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts. Philosophische Kritik, Auseinandersetzung mit dem Faschismus und die Resultate langjähriger empirischer Untersuchungen in den USA verschmelzen hier zu einer Theorie der modernen Massenkultur. »Aufklärung« als Herrschaft der Vernunft, als Unterwerfung der Natur und die menschlichen Zwecke wird über sich selbst aufgeklärt. Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk beider Autoren, exklusiv verfasst von der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT+KRITIK.
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Introduction to the Sociology of Music

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 233

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An eminent philosopher of music defines the sociology of music, explores modes of musical conduct, and deals with popular and chamber music, opera, and the relation of music to public opinion
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Sociology of Postmodernism

Author: Scott Lash

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415047852

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 4349

Based on Bernard Comrie's much praised The World's Major Languages, this is a key guide to an important language family. The areas covered include Chinese, Japanese and Sino-Tibetan languages.
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Dissonanzen

Einleitung in die Musiksoziologie

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518293140

Category: Music

Page: 447

View: 1757

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Cultural Studies in Question

Author: Marjorie Ferguson,Peter Golding

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803979246

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

View: 7391

This major text offers a critical reappraisal of the contemporary practice of cultural studies. It focuses in particular on the contribution of cultural studies to the understanding of media, communications and popular cultures in contemporary societies. The contributors, an outstanding group of internationally acclaimed scholars, examine topics such as: the different strands of cultural studies and how they are developed; whether cultural studies is a coherent discipline; tensions and debates within cultural studies; alternative or related approaches to contemporary media and society; and the movement by cultural studies revisionists towards more empirical and sociological modes of analysis.
Posted in Social Science

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 9803

Posted in English literature

Music in Society

A Guide to the Sociology of Music

Author: Ivo Supicic,Ivo [email protected]@,Supǐci ́c, Ivo

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 9780918728357

Category: Music

Page: 488

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The subject of this study has two distinct but not unrelated aspects: first, an investigation into the sociology of music as an autonomous and specialized discipline; and second, an examination of certain fundamental facts that may be considered within the purview of the sociology of music itself. If an analysis and study even a preliminary one of these facts is to be properly focused and fruitful, we must first try to determine the subject and methods of the sociology of music, its position and boundaries in respect to musicology, and, most especially, its relation to the aesthetics of music and music history. It is equally indispensable to ascertain what the sociology of music as a separate scholarly discipline embraces, where its investigation leads, and, finally, to establish its position vis-a-vis sociology in general. (From the Author's Introduction.)
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Sound Moves

IPod Culture and Urban Experience

Author: Michael Bull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134516991

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 192

View: 9200

This innovative study opens up a new area in sociological and urban studies: the aural experience of the social, mediated through mobile technologies of communication. Whilst we live in a world dominated by visual epistemologies of urban experience, Michael Bull argues that it is not surprising that the Apple iPod, a sound based technology, is the first consumer cultural icon of the twenty-first century. This book, in using the example of the Apple iPod, investigates the way in which we use sound to construct key areas of our daily lives. The author argues that the Apple iPod acts as an urban Sherpa for many of its users and in doing so joins the mobile army of technologies that many of us habitually use to accompany our daily lives. Through our use of such mobile and largely sound based devices, the book demonstrates how and why the spaces of the city are being transformed right in front of our ears.
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Ästhetische Theorie

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 568

View: 7639

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Transportable Environments 3

Author: Robert Kronenburg,Filiz Klassen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415343770

Category: Architecture

Page: 228

View: 8840

The latest volume in this popular series of books which explores the theoretical basis for temporary and transportable structures where permanence is either not possible or desirable. The book provides insight into the wide range of uses of these structures, the varied forms they take and the concerns and ideas for future development, focusing on portability, adaptability, sustainability of the built environment, and technical innovations. A wide range of designed solutions identify and define contemporary directions in design theory and practice. With international examples throughout, this book will be of interest and value to all those involved in the areas of building design, building component manufacture and urban design.
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Governance der Kreativwirtschaft

Diagnosen und Handlungsoptionen

Author: Bastian Lange,Ares Kalandides,Birgit Stöber,Inga Wellmann

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839409969

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 6999

Dieser Band diskutiert aktuelle und zukünftige Steuerungsoptionen der Kreativwirtschaft. Internationale Experten aus Forschung und Praxis stellen das Orientierungswissen zu neuen Institutionen, Wissensmanagement und vernetzten transnationalen Arbeitsformen vor und problematisieren die Frage der Steuerbarkeit dieses aufstrebenden Handlungsfeldes. Erstmalig für den deutschen Sprachraum werden substanzielle, passgenaue und tragfähige Verständnisse und Perspektiven zur Beförderung der Kreativwirtschaft präsentiert, kritisch bewertet sowie in einen übergeordneten fachlichen wie gesellschaftspolitischen Zusammenhang gestellt.
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Adorno

Author: Stefan Müller-Doohm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophers

Page: 1032

View: 3410

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Negative Dialektik

Jargon der Eigentlichkeit

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518293065

Category: Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund

Page: 531

View: 1772

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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook

Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781412916080

Category: Social Science

Page: 1344

View: 1112

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.
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Popular Music Studies Today

Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music 2017

Author: Julia Merrill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658177403

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 1949

This volume documents the 19th edition of the biannual "International Association for the Study of Popular Music". In focus of the conference were present and future developments. For example, the diminishing income potential for musicians as well as the recording industry as a whole, concurrent with the decreasing relevance of popular music in youth culture. This is where computer games and social media come to the forefront. At the same time, the research of popular music has emancipated itself from its initial outsider.
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The re-enchantment of the West

alternative spiritualities, sacralization, popular culture, and occulture

Author: Christopher Hugh Partridge

Publisher: Tamp;t Clark Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 265

View: 5918

Western society and culture are often described in sociological and theological texts as increasingly secular. This work (the first of two volumes) challenges this thesis and introduces the reader to the principal theories and debates surrounding the state of religion in the West (including secularization, sacralization, Easternization and the development of New Religious Movements). Book jacket.
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