IBNA- A music criticism book, ‘After Adorno: Rethinking Music Sociology’ (2003) by Tia ‎DeNora that argues for a reassessment of the eminent German philosopher’s work on ‎this field has been released in Persian. ‎
A guide on how doing music sociology,
The work has been translated into Persian by Hassan Khayiati. Tehran-based Ney Publishing has released 'After Adorno' in 299 pages.
Theodor W. Adorno placed music at the center of his critique of modernity and broached some of the most important questions about the role of music in contemporary society.
One of his central arguments was that music, through the manner of its composition, affected consciousness and was a means of social management and control.
His work was primarily theoretical however, and because these issues were never explored empirically his work has become sidelined in current music sociology.
This book argues that music sociology can be greatly enriched by a return to Adorno's concerns, in particular his focus on music as a dynamic medium of social life.
Intended as a guide to 'how to do music sociology' this book deals with critical topics too often sidelined such as aesthetic ordering, cognition, the emotions and music as a management device and reworks Adorno's focus through a series of grounded examples.
The author William G. Roy comments on this book: “If Adorno paved the way for the disciplines of sociology and musicology to come together, DeNora has brought this interdisciplinary scholarship to a new level of sophistication, showing that the dialogue between musicology and sociology is still a two-way street."
Tia DeNora is Head of Department and Reader in Sociology at the University of Exeter. She has published widely on music sociology. Her books include ‘Beethoven and the Construction of Genius’ (1995) ‘Music in Everyday Life’ (CUP 2000).
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