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Music plays an important role in our daily lives and is woven into the fabric of society. We listen to music while alone or in company, in a dance club or at home, through simple headphones or via high-end speakers, as background or as foreground, after we get up or before we go to bed. Music accompanies us when we are traveling, doing sports, shopping, working or relaxing. This omnipresence of music raises several questions: how does music affect our lives? What is the relation between the society we live in and the role, function, and position of music within that society? How is music influenced by and does music influence social, political, economic, technological, and multiple other developments? Do these questions trigger you? Music and Society provides a thorough introduction to the various ways in which music and society are connected through engaging lectures, insightful interviews, challenging assignments, interesting readings, and of course a lot of musical examples. The course aims at increasing your insights on where, how and why we listen to music, how music contributes to shaping our identity, how music forms, expresses, and subverts political ideas, and how music affects our norms and values....
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Cursos 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Calendar

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Beginner Level

Nivel principiante

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Sugerido: 4 hours/week

Aprox. 20 horas para completar
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English

Subtítulos: English

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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1 hora para completar

Welcome to the Course

Great that you are joining us! In this course you will learn about the various roles, functions, and positions music can have in our contemporary society. Before you start this course we invite you to first go through the introduction and introduce yourself in the forum to meet your fellow learners. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know in the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. Good luck and we hope you will enjoy studying in this course! ...
Reading
1 video (Total: 5 min), 6 readings
Reading6 lecturas
Meet the instructors and the team5m
Welcome to Leiden University5m
Complete our short survey10m
Study tips for studying online5m
Being successful in an international virtual learning community5m
Behaving in an academic way5m
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3 horas para completar

Music and Atmosphere

What do you think about background music? Does it disturb you or does it create a nice atmosphere? Do you think there is too much music played all day long? And why do people play music? In this first module we will basically discuss and reflect on three interrelated items: (1) How and why music is omnipresent in our contemporary society; (2) Music's influence on the specific atmosphere of a space; (3) How music affects and is affected by other societal developments....
Reading
7 videos (Total: 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Reflection on "a day in the life of a listener"8m
Music between consciousness and subconsciousness: An interview with Anahid Kassabian18m
Music between consciousness and subconsciousness: An interview with Thomas van Straaten11m
Reflection on the interviews with Anahid Kassabian and Thomas van Straaten6m
"Music for Airports": The various roles of music8m
Music and atmosphere: Concluding discussion8m
Reading1 lectura
How can music and society be related?15m

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4 horas para completar

Music and Identity

How does music affect identity and how does identity influence music? Is music only an expression of personal taste or is there more to say about this relation? In this module we will discuss and explore the relation between music and identity. We'll do this by discussing (1) how music influences personal identity and (2) how music influences collective identity and (3) how the 'structure of society' influences music as well as identity....
Reading
9 videos (Total: 92 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video9 videos
Music and personal identity: the power from outside vs. the freedom from inside8m
Music and collective identity: One song, many identities8m
"I will survive": Music between repetition and difference9m
Music and clashing identities: An interview with Daniel Barenboim25m
Reflection on the interview with Daniel Barenboim5m
Does social position affect musical taste? An introduction to Bourdieu8m
From inequality in society to inequality in music: Bourdieu’s critique8m
Music and identity: Concluding discussion9m
Reading3 lecturas
Music and personal identity10m
Deconstructing identity: Mark C. Taylor10m
Music and identity: Exploring Bourdieu’s views10m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
Music and personal identity2m
Music and identity: Exploring Bourdieu’s views6m

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4 horas para completar

Music and Politics

In this module we will investigate and discuss the relation between music and politics: how music affects politics and how it is affected by politics. Music may support political organizations and governmental institutions, it has the power to discipline the behavior of groups and individuals, but it can also act as a form of protest against a political status quo or dominant (political) discourses....
Reading
9 videos (Total: 84 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video9 videos
From noise regulation to national hymns: Music and the state5m
Music and culture industry: An introduction to Adorno15m
Power is everywhere: From “politics” to “the political”3m
Disciplining and controlling: Music and the political6m
Undermining authority: Music and subversion9m
The possibility of subversion through music: Adorno revisited12m
Music, cultural policy, and resistance: An interview with Louis Andriessen18m
Music and politics: Concluding discussion7m
Reading3 lecturas
Music and politics: The fetish character in music and the regression of listening10m
Affective tonality? What's that?15m
How music becomes noise: Jacques Attali10m
Quiz3 ejercicios de práctica
Music and politics: The fetish character in music and the regression of listening2m
Affective tonality? What's that?4m
How music becomes noise: Jacques Attali2m

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4 horas para completar

Music and Ethics

In this module we will explore the relation between music and ethics. Music influences behavior and certain judgments of behavior are ethical judgments. We will explore the relation between aesthetic good and ethical good music. We will discuss how hospitality can evoke a fruitful attitude towards music. We will discuss the role of music in human flourishing. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total: 82 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video9 videos
Music and virtue: Good music for the good soul7m
Music and hospitality: An introduction3m
Ethical listening and perceptual care8m
Music and respect: An interview with Ton Koopman10m
Reflection on the interview with Ton Koopman7m
Music and “Bildung”: Character first9m
Music and engagement: An interview with Nanette Nielsen12m
Music and ethics: Concluding discussion13m
Reading3 lecturas
Post-Modern Ethics: Beyond Good and Evil10m
Music and ethics: Freedom, bildung and art10m
Complete our short survey10m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
Post-Modern Ethics: Beyond Good and Evil2m
Music and Ethics: Freedom, Bildung and Art2m
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por IFMar 17th 2017

very useful for advancing my career and deepen my understanding on the topic.

por TRJan 25th 2018

A very good eye opener towards to music and it's relationship to the society

Instructores

Marcel Cobussen

Prof.dr.
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty of Humanities

Hafez Ismaïli M'Hamdi

PhD
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty of Humanities

Acerca de Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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