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ISBN 13: 0759114420
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Paul Atkinson book Everyday Arias in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEveryday Arias. This book was released on 2006-02-27 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Paul Atkinson explores the remarkable world of opera through his fieldwork with the internationally known Welsh National Opera company. He demonstrates how cultural phenomena are produced and enacted by taking us on stage and behind the scenes into the collective social action that goes into the realization of an opera. Atkinson's work will appeal to anthropologists and sociologists who study the performance arts, as well as to those engaged in theatre arts, opera, and music.

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ISBN 13: 9780759101401
Total Pages : 225 pages
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Read and Download Paul Atkinson book Everyday Arias in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEveryday Arias. This book was released on 2006 with total page 225 pages. Book excerpt: Paul Atkinson explores the remarkable world of opera through his fieldwork with the internationally known Welsh National Opera company. In order to show us how cultural phenomena are produced and enacted, he takes us on stage and behind the scenes into the collective social action that goes into the realization of an opera. The author demonstrates how artistic interpretation is translated into the routine work of the rehearsal studio and the theatre, and how producers negotiate a practical reality with her or his performers to ultimately create extraordinary performances through the mundane, everyday work that makes them possible. The author calls for a sustained investigation of cultural phenomena, not based solely on textual analysis but on the importance of collective work and social organization. Atkinson's work will appeal to anthropologists and sociologists who study the performance arts, as well as to those engaged in theatre arts, opera and music.

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ISBN 13: 1317039556
Total Pages : 234 pages
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Read and Download Anastasia Belina-Johnson book The Business of Opera in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Business of Opera. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page 234 pages. Book excerpt: The study of the business of opera has taken on new importance in the present harsh economic climate for the arts. This book presents research that sheds new light on a range of aspects concerning marketing, audience development, promotion, arts administration and economic issues that beset professionals working in the opera world. The editors' aim has been to assemble a coherent collection of essays that engage with a single theme (business), but differ in topic and critical perspective. The collection is distinguished by its concern with the business of opera here and now in a globalized market. This includes newly commissioned operas, sponsorship, state funding, and production and marketing of historic operas in the twenty-first century.

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ISBN 13: 1317173449
Total Pages : 312 pages
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Read and Download Phillip Vannini book Body/Embodiment in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBody/Embodiment. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 312 pages. Book excerpt: The body and experiences of embodiment have generated a rich and diverse sociological literature. This volume articulates and illustrates one major approach to the sociology of the body: symbolic interactionism, an increasingly prevalent theoretical base of contemporary sociology derived from the pragmatism of writers such as John Dewey, William James, Charles Peirce, Charles Cooley and George Herbert Mead. The authors argue that, from an interactionist perspective, the body is much more than a tangible, corporeal object - it is a vessel of great significance to the individual and society. From this perspective, body, self and social interaction are intimately interrelated and constantly reconfigured. The collection constitutes a unique anthology of empirical research on the body, from health and illness to sexuality, from beauty and imagery to bodily performance in sport and art, and from mediated communication to plastic surgery. The contributions are informed by innovative interactionist theory, offering fresh insights into one of the fastest growing sub-disciplines of sociology and cultural studies.

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1443807427
Total Pages : 220 pages
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Read and Download Jane Edwards book Music in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMusic. This book was released on 2009-03-26 with total page 220 pages. Book excerpt: Playing live music with people who are ill to promote optimal states of health and well being is as at least as enduring as the written historical record. This book explores applications of music in healthcare with reference to the research and applied work in the disciplines of music therapy, music sociology and music psychology. Authors from six countries present aspects of healthful and health creating experiences in music participation, providing theoretical and philosophical reflections on music’s capacities for creating community, promoting health and delivering patient-centred care in a range of contexts.

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ISBN 13: 1137322225
Total Pages : 320 pages
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Read and Download Dominic Johnson book The Art of Living in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Art of Living. This book was released on 2017-09-16 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: Across a series of 12 in-depth interviews with a diverse range of major artists, Dominic Johnson presents a new oral history of performance art. From uses of body modification and physical extremity, to the creation of all-encompassing personae, to performance pieces lasting months or years, these artists have provoked and explored the vital limits between art and life. Their discussions with Johnson give us a glimpse of their artistic motivations, preoccupations, processes, and contexts. Despite the diversity of art forms and experiences featured, common threads weave between the interviews: love, friendship, commitment, death and survival. Each interview is preceded by an overview of the artist's work, and the volume itself is introduced by a thoughtful critical essay on performance art and oral history. The conversational tone of the interviews renders complex ideas and theoretical propositions accessible, making this an ideal book for students of theatre and performance, as well as for artists, scholars and general readers.

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ISBN 13: 1787439313
Total Pages : 192 pages
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Download Handbook of Musical Identities PDF

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ISBN 13: 0199679487
Total Pages : 864 pages
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Read and Download Dorothy Miell book Handbook of Musical Identities in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THandbook of Musical Identities. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 864 pages. Book excerpt: Music is a tremendously powerful channel through which people develop their personal and social identities. Music is used to communicate emotions, thoughts, political statements, social relationships, and physical expressions. But, just as language can mediate the construction and negotiation of developing identities, so music can also be a means of communication through which aspects of people's identities are constructed. Music can have a profound influence on our developing sense of identity, our values, and our beliefs, be it from rock music, classical music, or jazz. Musical identities (MacDonald, Hargreaves and Miell, 2002) was unique in being in being one of the first books to explore this fascinating topic. This new book documents the remarkable expansion and growth in the study of musical identities since the publication of the earlier work. The editors identify three main features of current psychological approaches to musical identities, which concern their definition, development, and the identification of individual differences, as well as four main real-life contexts in which musical identities have been investigated, namely in music and musical institutions; specific geographical communities; education; and in health and well-being. This conceptual framework provides the rationale for the structure of the Handbook. The book is divided into seven main sections. The first, 'Sociological, discursive and narrative approaches', includes several general theoretical accounts of musical identities from this perspective, as well as some more specific investigations. The second and third main sections deal in depth with two of the three psychological topics described above, namely the development of and individual differences in musical identities. The fourth, fifth and sixth main sections pursue three of the real-life contexts identified above, namely 'Musical institutions and practitioners', 'Education', and 'Health and well-being'. The seventh and final main section of the Handbook - 'Case studies' - includes chapters which look at particular musical identities in specific times, places, or contexts. The multidisciplinary range and breadth of the Handbook's contents reflect the rapid changes that are taking place in music, in digital technology, and in their role in society as a whole, such that the study of musical identity is likely to proliferate even further in the future.

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317091418
Total Pages : 264 pages
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Read and Download Gary Ansdell book Musical Pathways in Recovery in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMusical Pathways in Recovery. This book was released on 2016-09-17 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: "Music triggered a healing process from within me. I started singing for the joy of singing myself and it helped me carry my recovery beyond the state I was in before I fell ill nine years ago to a level of well-being that I haven't had perhaps for thirty years." This book explores the experiences of people who took part in a vibrant musical community for people experiencing mental health difficulties, SMART (St Mary Abbotts Rehabilitation and Training). Ansdell (a music therapist/researcher) and DeNora (a music sociologist) describe their long-term ethnographic work with this group, charting the creation and development of a unique music project that won the 2008 Royal Society for Public Health Arts and Health Award. Ansdell and DeNora track the 'musical pathways' of a series of key people within SMART, focusing on changes in health and social status over time in relation to their musical activity. The book includes the voices and perspectives of project members and develops with them a new understanding of how music promotes their health and wellbeing. A contemporary ecological understanding of 'music and change' is outlined, drawing on and further developing theory from music sociology and Community Music Therapy. This innovative book will be of interest to anyone working in the mental health field, but also music therapists, sociologists, musicologists, music educators and ethnomusicologists. This volume completes a three part 'triptych', alongside the other volumes, Music Asylums: Wellbeing Through Music in Everyday Life, and How Music Helps: In Music Therapy and Everyday Life.

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ISBN 13: 1780527470
Total Pages : 300 pages
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Read and Download Norman K. Denzin book Blue Ribbon Papers in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBlue Ribbon Papers. This book was released on 2012-05-07 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: Part of "Blue Ribbon Papers Series", this title presents the autobiographies of scholars who have made significant contributions to symbolic interactionist approach over the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13: 0198796056
Total Pages : 704 pages
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Read and Download Tom Clark book Social Research Methods 6E in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSocial Research Methods 6E. This book was released on 2021-08-09 with total page 704 pages. Book excerpt: Clear, comprehensive, and trusted, Bryman's Social Research Methods has guided over a quarter of a million students through their research methods course and student research project. The thoroughly updated sixth edition offers unrivalled coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods with renewed focus and a fresh, modern feel.

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Publisher : Scholastic UK
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ISBN 13: 0702303739
Total Pages : 608 pages
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Read and Download Victoria Schwab book Everyday Angel (3 book bind-up) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEveryday Angel (3 book bind-up). This book was released on 2020-02-06 with total page 608 pages. Book excerpt: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab, three enchanting novels about a quirky and clever guardian angel, and the girls she's sent to help, in one irresistible volume. Aria is a guardian angel. She can use her shadow like a door, to travel from place to place. She can dream things into existence. And she can see when certain people need help. She must find and guide three different girls - Gabby, Caroline and Mikayla - through each of their problems to earn her wings. But helping these girls is no easy feat, even for someone with magic powers. Things like friendship and family are a lot trickier than Aria might have guessed. Still, she's up for the challenge... Meet a magical girl like no other, from an author like no other, in this one-of-a-kind collection.

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1134221878
Total Pages : 278 pages
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Read and Download Martyn Hammersley book Ethnography in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEthnography. This book was released on 2007-06-26 with total page 278 pages. Book excerpt: Now in its third edition, this leading introduction to ethnography has been thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten. It offers a systematic introduction to ethnographic principles and practice. New material covers the use of visual and virtual research methods, hypermedia software and the issue of ethical regulation. There is also a new prologue and epilogue. The authors argue that ethnography is best understood as a reflexive process. What this means is that we must recognize that social research is part of the world that it studies. From an outline of the principle of reflexivity the authors go on to discuss and exemplify main features of ethnographic work, including: the selection and sampling of cases the problems of access observation and interviewing recording and filing data the process of data analysis and writing research reports. Throughout, the discussion draws on a wide range of illustrative material from classic and more recent studies within a global context. The new edition of this popular textbook will be an indispensable resource for students and researchers utilizing social research methods in the social sciences and cultural studies.

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Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
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ISBN 13: 9027292981
Total Pages : 271 pages
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Read and Download Michael Bamberg book Narrative – State of the Art in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNarrative – State of the Art. This book was released on 2007-03-14 with total page 271 pages. Book excerpt: Narrative – State of the Art which was originally published as a Special Issue of Narrative Inquiry 16:1 (2006) is edited by Michael Bamberg and contains 24 chapters (with a brief introduction by the editor) that look back and take stock of developments in narrative theorizing and empirical work with narratives. The attempt has been made to bring together researchers from different disciplines, with very different concerns, and have them express their conceptions of the current state of the art from their perspectives. Looking back and taking stock, this volume further attempts to begin to deliver answers to the questions (i) What was it that made the original turn to narrative so successful? (ii) What has been accomplished over the last 40 years of narrative inquiry? (iii) What are the future directions for narrative inquiry? The contributions to this volume are deliberately kept short so that the readers can browse through them and get a feel about the diversity of current narrative theorizing and emerging new trends in narrative research. It is the ultimate aim of this edited volume to stir up discussions and dialogue among narrative researchers across these disciplines and to widen and open up the territory of narrative inquiry to new and innovative work.

Download Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts PDF

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Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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ISBN 13: 1554582768
Total Pages : 366 pages
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Read and Download Robin Elliott book Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMusic Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts. This book was released on 2010-04-19 with total page 366 pages. Book excerpt: Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts is a tribute to the ethnomusicologist Beverley Diamond in recognition of her outstanding scholarly accomplishments. The volume includes essays by leading ethnomusicologists and music scholars as well as a biographical introduction. The book’s contributors engage many of the critical themes in Diamond’s work, including musical historiography, musical composition in historical and contemporary frameworks, performance in diverse contexts, gender issues, music and politics, and how music is nested in and relates to broader issues in society. The essays raise important themes about knowing and understanding musical traditions and music itself as an agent of social, cultural, and political change. Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts will appeal to music scholars and students, as well as to a general audience interested in learning about how music functions as social process as well as sound.

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ISBN 13: 019084437X
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Read and Download Anna Bull book Class, Control, and Classical Music in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TClass, Control, and Classical Music. This book was released on 2019-06-04 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Why is classical music predominantly the preserve of the white middle classes? Contemporary associations between classical music and social class remain underexplored, with classical music primarily studied as a text rather than as a practice until recent years. In order to answer this question, this book outlines a new approach for a socio-cultural analysis of classical music, asking how musical institutions, practices, and aesthetics are shaped by wider conditions of economic inequality, and how music might enable and entrench such inequalities or work against them. This approach is put into practice through a richly detailed ethnography which locates classical music within one of the cultures that produces it - middle-class English youth - and foregrounds classical music as bodily practice of control and restraint. Drawing on the author's own background as a classical musician, this closely observed account examines youth orchestra and youth choir rehearsals as a space where young people learn the unspoken rules of this culture of weighty tradition and gendered control. It highlights how the middle-classes' habitual roles - boundary drawing around their protected spaces and reproducing their privilege through education - can be traced within the everyday spaces of classical music. These practices are camouflaged, however, by the ideology of 'autonomous art' that classical music carries. Rather than solely examining the social relations around the music, the book demonstrates how this reproductive work is facilitated by its very aesthetic, of 'controlled excitement', 'getting it right', precision, and detail. This book is of particular interest at the present moment, thanks to the worldwide proliferation of El Sistema-inspired programmes which teach classical music to children in disadvantaged areas. While such schemes demonstrate a resurgence in defending the value of classical music, there has been a lack of debate over the ways in which its socio-cultural heritage shapes its conventions today. This book locates these contestations within contemporary debates on class, gender and whiteness, making visible what is at stake in such programmes.

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Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN 13: 1473910706
Total Pages : 232 pages
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Read and Download Paul Atkinson book For Ethnography in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFor Ethnography. This book was released on 2014-12-01 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: "This text is something of a masterclass in its own right. Few are as well placed to comment on the debates surrounding ethnography – debates which the author had been instrumental in shaping – and to offer a clear and authoritative call-to-arms to future, aspirant ethnographers. It is a passionate but realistic manifesto for those wishing to undertake the craft of ethnography and to do it well. All who read it will benefit." - Sam Hillyard, Durham University This major book from one of the world’s foremost authorities recaptures the classic inspirations of ethnographic fieldwork in sociology and anthropology, reflecting on decades of methodological development and empirical research. It is part manifesto, part guidance on the appropriate focus of the ethnographic gaze. Throughout Atkinson insists that ethnographic research must be faithful to the intrinsic and complex organization of everyday life. An attempt to rescue ethnography from contemporary ‘qualitative’ research, the book is a corrective to the corrosive effects of postmodernism on the analysis of social organization and social action. Atkinson affirms the value of fieldwork, while incorporating contemporary perspectives on social analysis. Paul Atkinson is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University, where he is also Associate Director of the ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics.