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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.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; 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 musicand#8217;s role in society, and accompanied by a compact disc, Music as Social Life is an illuminating initiation into the power of music.

About the Author

Thomas Turino is professor of musicology and anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Music in the Andes: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture; Moving Away from Silence:Music of the Peruvian Altiplano and the Experience of Urban Migration; and Nationalists, Cosmopolitans, and Popular Music in Zimbabwe.

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1and#160; Introduction: Why Music Matters

2and#160; Participatory and Presentational Performance

3and#160; The Recording Fields: High Fidelity and Studio Audio Art

4and#160; Habits of the Self, Identity, and Culture

5 Participatory, Presentational, and High Fidelity Music in Zimbabwe

6 Old-Time Music and Dance: Cultural Cohorts and Cultural Formations

7and#160; Music and Political Movements

8and#160; For Love or Money

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780226816982
Author:
Turino, Thomas
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Appreciation
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Music-Music Appreciation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper and CD
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 halftones, 2 tables
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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