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Everyday Arias

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ISBN 13 : 0759114420
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Everyday Arias PDF Format Full Free by Paul Atkinson and published by Rowman Altamira. This book was released on 2006-02-27 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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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Body/Embodiment

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317173449
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Body/Embodiment PDF Format Full Free by Phillip Vannini and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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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The Business of Opera

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ISBN 13 : 1317039556
Pages : 234 pages
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Download The Business of Opera PDF Format Full Free by Anastasia Belina-Johnson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1443807427
Pages : 220 pages
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Download Music PDF Format Full Free by Jane Edwards and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-03-26 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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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The Art of Living

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1137322225
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Art of Living PDF Format Full Free by Dominic Johnson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-09-16 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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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Everyday Angel (3 book bind-up)

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Publisher : Scholastic UK
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ISBN 13 : 0702303739
Pages : 608 pages
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Download Everyday Angel (3 book bind-up) PDF Format Full Free by Victoria Schwab and published by Scholastic UK. This book was released on 2020-02-06 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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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The Lost Ethnographies

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Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1787439313
Pages : 192 pages
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Download The Lost Ethnographies PDF Format Full Free by Robin James Smith and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2019-01-07 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores ethnographic projects that were planned but never happened, and reports on the methodological lessons researchers can learn, as well as how they can gain fresh energy and social science insight from apparent rejection.


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Handbook of Musical Identities

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199679487
Pages : 897 pages
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Download Handbook of Musical Identities PDF Format Full Free by Raymond A. R. MacDonald and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 897 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Raymond MacDonald is Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation and Head of The School of Music at University of Edinburgh. He runs music workshops and lectures internationally and has published over 70 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He has co-edited four texts, Musical Identities (2002), Musical Communication (2005), Musical Imaginations (2012) and Music Health et Wellbeing (2012) and was editor of the journal Psychology of Music between 2006 and 2012. His on-going research focuses on issues relating to improvisation, musical communication, music health and wellbeing, music education and musical identities. As a saxophonist and composer he is a founding member of The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra and has released over 60 CDs. Collaborating with musicians such as David Byrne, George Lewis, Evan Parker, Jim O'Rourke and Marilyn Crispell he has toured and broadcast worldwide and has written music for film, television, theatre, radio and art installations.


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Musical Pathways in Recovery

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317091418
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Musical Pathways in Recovery PDF Format Full Free by Gary Ansdell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-09-17 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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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Blue Ribbon Papers

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Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1780527470
Pages : 300 pages
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Download Blue Ribbon Papers PDF Format Full Free by Norman K. Denzin and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2012-05-07 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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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Bryman's Social Research Methods

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0198796056
Pages : 705 pages
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Download Bryman's Social Research Methods PDF Format Full Free by Tom Clark and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 705 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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.The authors have worked closely with lecturers and students in thoroughly updating the sixth edition to reflect the current social science landscape, and carefully streamlining content to make it relevant and appealing to today's students. As a result, the text's comprehensive coverage - which includes many new examples and additional material on areas such as social media research and big data - is now even clearer, more focused, and easier to navigate.NEW TO THIS EDITIONThoroughly but sensitively updated by three new authors. Dr Tom Clark, Dr Liam Foster, and Dr Luke Sloan bring specialist expertise and have worked closely with students and lecturers to build on Alan Bryman's impressive legacy.Extensively streamlined to provide even more focused coverage of the key aspects of social research, with adjustments made throughout to improve clarity and aid navigation.A clean, attractive new design makes the material easier than ever to read and use.Coverage - including citations and real research examples - has been broadened to better reflect the concerns and contexts of the book's geographically diverse, multi-disciplinary readership. Discussions of feminist perspectives have also been updated to highlight wider issues relating to marginalised groups and power dynamics in research, and inclusive, ethical practices are consistently endorsed.New material on recent developments within social research, including social media research and big data, has been embedded throughout and the numerous examples of real research have been thoroughly updated.In new 'Learn from experience' boxes, recent social science graduates from across the UK and Europe share their experiences of conducting a student research project. These candid accounts will inspire readers and help them to avoid common pitfalls and emulate successful approaches.Expanded digital resources now include a 'research process in practice' simulation, answers to the end-of-chapter questions, videos from the new 'Learn from experience' graduate panel, and screencast tutorials covering the data analysis software packages SPSS, Nvivo, R, and Stata.This title is available as an eBook. Please contact your Learning Resource Consultant for more information.


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Everyday Arias

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Publisher : Rowman Altamira
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ISBN 13 : 9780759101401
Pages : 246 pages
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Download Everyday Arias PDF Format Full Free by Paul Atkinson and published by Rowman Altamira. This book was released on 2006 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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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Ethnography

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1134221878
Pages : 288 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (221 downloads)

Download Ethnography PDF Format Full Free by Paul Atkinson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-06-26 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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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Narrative – State of the Art

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Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 9027292981
Pages : 271 pages
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Download Narrative – State of the Art PDF Format Full Free by Michael Bamberg and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2007-03-14 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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.


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Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts

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Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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ISBN 13 : 1554582768
Pages : 366 pages
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Download Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts PDF Format Full Free by Robin Elliott and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2010-04-19 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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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Sociology of the Arts

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13 : 1118323467
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Sociology of the Arts PDF Format Full Free by Victoria D. Alexander and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-09-17 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explains the key concepts, theories, and studies in the sociology of the arts—the fully updated new edition of the classic textbook Sociology of the Arts is a comprehensive yet accessible review of sociological approaches to studying the fine, popular, and folk arts. Integrating scholarly literature, theoretical models, and empirical studies, this authoritative textbook provides balanced coverage of a broad range of essential topics—enabling a deeper understanding of the field as a whole. Throughout the text, numerous real-world case studies reinforce key concepts, stimulate classroom discussion, and encourage students to contemplate abstract theoretical issues central to the relationship between art and society. Now in its second edition, this bestselling volume features fully revised content that reflects the most recent literature and research in the field. New discussion on the production and the consumption of culture are complemented by fresh perspectives on changes in the social world such as the rise of the internet and digital media. Updated chapters offer insights into social boundaries and embodiment in the arts, emplacement, materiality, the social construction of art and aesthetics, and more. Exploring how art is created, distributed, received, and consumed, this textbook: Explores both classic work and new approaches in the sociology of the arts Features case studies and discussion questions on art forms including popular music, film, romance novels, visual arts, and classical music Discusses the meaning of artistic objects and why interpretations of art vary Examines the ways art intersects with race, gender, sexuality, and class Includes photographs, tables and figures, and a comprehensive reference list Written by a leading scholar in the field, Sociology of the Arts: Exploring Fine and Popular Forms, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on sociology of art and culture, media studies, anthropology of art, arts management, and the social history of art, and is a useful reference for established scholars studying any aspect of sociology of the arts.


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Class, Control, and Classical Music

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 019084437X
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Class, Control, and Classical Music PDF Format Full Free by Anna Bull and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-06-04 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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.