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Sociologie des musiciens traditionnels amateurs : Pratiques musicales et style de vie

Abstract : Every age has sought to preserve popular forms of music, by integrating them in differentiated ways into the social context; this applies equally to the ‘folk music' or ‘ancestral music' of the past or to contemporary ‘traditional music', ‘world music' or ‘fusion hybrids of contemporary and traditional music (tradiporaine music).' Adopting a sociological approach, this study explores how amateur traditional musicians construct a particular social reality through their musical practices, by researching the everyday life of amateur musicians, as well as their exceptional musical experiences. The central aim of this research is to interrogate the relationship between their musical practices and the framework of values and symbolic meanings in which these practices are embedded. An examination of amateur traditional musical practices provides us with insights into the complex process by which these musical forms are socially constructed – musical forms that are currently growing in popularity. The central question which this study will explore is whether music contributes to structuring social parameters through its conventions, its way of functioning, its symbols and its references. How does an interest in a particular musical repertoire, which embodies a series of values and symbolic meanings, relate to everyday practices, which in turn contribute to a process of bricolage of the quotidian experience? (De Certeau 1990) By analysing amateur traditional musical practices this study will seek to describe the formation of selective affinities (Weber, 1989) between a particular type of music and the construction of a sense of everyday social reality.
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Anne-Cecile Nentwig. Sociologie des musiciens traditionnels amateurs : Pratiques musicales et style de vie. Sociologie. Université de Grenoble, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011GRENH020⟩. ⟨tel-00733932⟩

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