Mariya Polikashina 1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Lisa McCormick. Music as Social Performance

2010, vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 106–111 [issue contents]
Lisa McCormick pays attention to the fact that music is a matter of research primarily in two disciplines: musicology and sociology of music. While musicologists focus on the analysis of the elements of musical text, sociologists generally concentrate on the structures of production and consumption of music. However neither musicology nor sociology considers music as a performing art. McCormick proposes to put in a centre the idea of musical performance understood as a social performance. Within this research framework performance of music is an activity which looks like ritual that is social interaction connected with collective representations and at the same time with standard patterns of behaviour. As the most relevant source of inspiration McCormick studies the theory of cultural (social) performance proposed by Jeffrey Alexander.
Citation: Polikashina Mariya Aleksandrovna (2010) Liza MakKormik. Muzyka kak sotsial'nyy performans [Lisa McCormick. Music as Social Performance] The Russian Sociological Review, 2, pp. 106-111 (in Russian)
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