Archive for February 2014

TIMECODE: The Value of Music

February 13, 2014


David Hesmondhalgh

The Value of Music: Participation, Sociability and Community

Wednesday 5 March 2014, 6pm, Action Zone, National Media Museum

What contribution can cultural forms such as music make to our lives? Music seems to have especially strong links to sociability and community. But how can we best understand these aspects of music? In what ways can music enhance people’s efforts to flourish together, and what constrains it from doing so? This talk addresses these issues, building on a sympathetic critique of the leading theorists of musical participation.

David Hesmondhalgh is Professor of Media in the Institute of Communications Studies (soon to be renamed School of Media and Communication) at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Why Music Matters (Blackwell, 2013), Creative Labour: Media Work in Three Cultural Industries (Routledge, 2011, co-written with Sarah Baker), and The Cultural Industries, now in its third edition (Sage, 2012). He is also editor or co-editor of five other books. He recently co-edited (with Anamik Saha) a special issue of the journal Popular Communication on ‘Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Production’.

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