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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the sociology of music.


Six Superlative Sources

· Attali, Jacques. (1985, 1977). Noise: The Political Economy of Music. Translated by Brian Massumi; Foreword by Fredric Jameson; Afterword by Susan McClary. University of Minnesota Press.

· Bennett, Andy. (2001). Cultures of Popular Music. Open University Press.

· Blasi, Anthony, Fabio Dasliva, and David Dees. (1984). The Sociology of Music. University of Notre Dame Press.

· Dasliva, Fabio, and David Brunsma, eds. (1996). All Music: Essays on the Hermeneutics of Music. Ashgate Publishing.

· DeNora, Tia. (2000). Music in Everyday Life. University of Cambridge Press.

· Marcus, Greil. (1997). Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music. 4th Revised Edition. Plume Books.

Other Excellent Sources

· Adorno, Theodor W. (1976, 1962). Introduction to the Sociology of Music. Translated by E.B. Ashton. Seabury Press.

· Ballantine, Christopher. (1984). Music and Its Social Meanings. Gordon and Breach.

· Barthes, Roland. (1977). Image, Music, Text. Translated by Stephen Heath. Hill and Wang.

· Davis, Angela Y. (1999). Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. Vintage Books.

· Guillermoprieto, Alma. (1991). Samba. Vintage Departures.

· Hallam, Susan. (2001). The Power of Music. Performing Right Society.

· Hebdige, Dick. (1979). Subculture: The Meaning of Style. Methuen.

· Hebdige, Dick. (1987). Cut 'n' Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music. Comedia.

· Honigsheim, Paul. (1973). Sociologists and Music: An Introduction to the Study of Music and Society. Edited by K. Peter Etzkorn. Transaction Publishers.

· Keil, Charles. (1991). Urban Blues. University of Chicago Press.

· Malone, Bill C. (2002). Don't Get above Your Raisin': Country Music and the Southern Working Class. University of Illinois Press.

· Negus, Keith. (1996). Popular Music in Theory: An Introduction. Wesleyan University Press.

· Shepherd, John. (1991). Music as Social Text. Polity Press.

· Supicic, Ivo. (1987). The Sociology of Music. Pendragon Press.

· Waksman, Steve. (1999). Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience. Harvard University Press.

· Weber, Max. (1958). The Rational and Social Foundations of Music. Translated by Martindale, Ridel, and Neuwirth. University of Southern Illinois Press.

· Weinstein, Deena. Sociology of Rock Music. DePaul University.

· Whitely, Sheila. (2000). Women and Popular Music: Sexuality, Identity, and Subjectivity. Routledge.

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