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Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration

Naomi Waltham-Smith


In what ways is music implicated in the politics of belonging? How is the proper at stake in listening? What role does the ear play in forming a sense of community? Music and Belonging argues that music, at the level of style and form, produces certain modes of listening that in turn reveal the conditions of belonging. Specifically, listening shows the intimacy between two senses of belonging: belonging to a community is predicated on the possession of a particular property or capacity. Somewhat counterintuitively perhaps, Waltham-Smith suggests that this relation between belonging-as-membersh ... More

Keywords: Continental philosophy, Deconstruction, Giorgio Agamben, Community, Listening, Politics, Classical style, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190662004
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662004.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naomi Waltham-Smith, author
University of Pennsylvania

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