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Sociology of Oriental Music: A Reader

O.P. Joshi (Editor)
Synopsis The intervention of social scientists in the musical world may look odd to many musicologists, but the volume presents important studies examining the various roles of music in social groupings and of social groupings in musical culture. This approach will enhance our understanding of the contributions of the music to contemporary cultures. The emerging music culture need extensive and intensive studies by social scientists. There are many areas which need the attention of scholars e.g. (1) popular versus serious music, (2) music as ideology versus music as entertainment and (3) music of age groups. Music affirms the social values, and they provide the harmonic relations among the participants. Music therapy aids mentally ill or otherwise handicapped people become better adjusted to the demands of social environments. The volume will provide an important reader in the realm of music.
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Title Sociology of Oriental Music: A Reader
Author O.P. Joshi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition Reprint
Publisher ABD Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8189011340
length xx+318p., Plates; Illustrations; 23cm.