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dc.contributor.authorKärjä, Antti-Ville
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-27T04:02:21Z
dc.date.available2021-11-27T04:02:21Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2021-11-26T13:49:26Z
dc.identifierONIX_20211126_9781000509465_11
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51583
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/74519
dc.description.abstractMusic, as the form of art whose name derives from ancient myths, is often thought of as pure symbolic expression and associated with transcendence. Music is also a universal phenomenon and thus a profound marker of humanity. These features make music a sphere of activity where sacred and popular qualities intersect and amalgamate. In an era characterised by postsecular and postcolonial processes of religious change, re-enchantment and alternative spiritualities, the intersections of the popular and the sacred in music have become increasingly multifarious. In the book, the cultural dynamics at stake are approached by stressing the extended and multiple dimensions of the sacred and the popular, hence challenging conventional, taken-for-granted and rigid conceptualisations of both popular music and sacred music. At issue are the cultural politics of labelling music as either popular or sacred, and the disciplinary and theoretical implications of such labelling. Instead of focussing on specific genres of popular music or types of religious music, consideration centres on interrogating musical situations where a distinction between the popular and the sacred is misleading, futile and even impossible. The topic is discussed in relation to a diversity of belief systems and different repertoires of music, including classical, folk and jazz, by considering such themes as origin myths, autonomy, ingenuity and stardom, authenticity, moral ambiguity, subcultural sensibilities and political ideologies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AV Music::AVG Music: styles & genres::AVGD Sacred & religious music
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AV Music::AVA Theory of music & musicology
dc.subject.otherSacred and religious music
dc.subject.otherTheory of music and musicology
dc.titleThe Popular and the Sacred in Music
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003183648
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
oapen.relation.isbn9781000509465
oapen.relation.isbn9781032025049
oapen.relation.isbn9781003183648
oapen.relation.isbn9781032025032
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages210


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