Music in the world : selected essays /

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Chicago : The University of Chicago Press,, United States, p.xii, 243 pages : (2017)

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Capitalism., Economic aspects., History and criticism., Music, Music and globalization., Music trade., Social aspects., World music


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction: culture, capitalism, globalization, music -- The absence of culture in the study of music -- Music and affect in the West: the first 2,000 years -- The commodification of music at the dawn of the era of "mechanical music" -- The role of opera in the rise of radio in the US -- Stravinsky and others -- World music festivals as spectacles of genrefication and diversity -- Fields, genres, brands -- Neoliberal capitalism, UNESCO, and the reenchantment of culture -- Globalized neoliberal capitalism and the commodification of taste -- Valuing music.In music studies, Timothy D. Taylor is known for his insightful essays on music, globalization, and capitalism. This is a collection of some of Taylor's most recent writings essays concerned with questions about music in capitalist cultures, covering a historical span that begins in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and continues to the present. These essays look at shifts in the production, dissemination, advertising, and consumption of music from the industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century to the globalized neoliberal capitalism of the past few decades. In addition to chapters on music, capitalism, and globalization, 'Music and the World' includes previously unpublished essays on the continuing utility of the culture of concept in the study of music, a historicization of treatments of affect, and an essay on value and music. Taken together, Taylor's essays chart the changes in different kinds of music in twentieth- and twenty-first-century music and culture from a variety of theoretical perspectives.