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Author Williams, Andrew, 1973 March 7-

Title Portable music & its functions / Andrew Williams.

Published New York : Peter Lang, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  781.53 WILL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 127 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Music (meanings) 1531-6726 ; v. 6.
Music/meanings ; v. 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [115]-122) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Chosen sounds and learning -- Ch. 3. Aestheticisation, environmental control, boundary demarcation, and interpersonal mediation -- Ch. 4. Company, aural mnemonic, mood management, time management and activation -- Ch. 5. Conclusions.
Summary "In this wide-ranging exploration of how and why we use portable music, Andrew Williams sheds new light on the role music plays in our everyday lives. Portable Music and Its Functions will be of use to students and scholars of sociology and cultural studies as well as of musicology."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Music -- Psychological aspects.
Digital music players -- Social aspects.
Music -- Social aspects.
Variant Title Portable music and its functions.
ISBN 0820481254 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780820481258 (paperback: alk. paper)