Sympathy with the Devil
256 Seiten, Format (B × H): 156 mm x 234 mm
Verlag: CRC Press
The book begins with the different ways in which we represent the world and how music combines these to undermine our established categories of definition. It also examines the roots of blasphemy as a concept and its links with the bans on images that have occurred in several varieties of religion. In the final part of the book Watts argues that as a result of developing technology and the amount of noise, in every sense, that it produces, there is an increased danger of control by forces we do not understand. However, this technology also allows new sounds to be heard, becoming the catalyst for change. Thus, the Devil’s music can in fact become a force for good.
Using a variety of theorists from Žižek, Adorno and Attali to Hegarty, Reynolds and Toop, this book has devloped a new way of looking at the religious significance of music itself. As such, it will be fascinating reading for academics and students with an interest in Religious Studies, Music, Philosophy and Cultural Studies.
- Geisteswissenschaften Religionswissenschaft Religionswissenschaft Allgemein Blasphemie, Ketzerei, Konversion, Abwendung von Religion
- Geisteswissenschaften Religionswissenschaft Religionswissenschaft Allgemein Theologie
- Geisteswissenschaften Musikwissenschaft Musikgattungen Geistliche Musik, Religiöse Musik
Weitere Infos & Material
Chapter 1. Blasphemy and the Image Ban
Chapter 2. Mimesis and Representation: Near and Far
Chapter 3. Music and Representation I: Rationalization and its Undoing
Chapter 4. Music and Representation II: A Night at the Opera
Chapter 5. Technology and Modernity, Repetition and Freedom
Conclusion: Music and Blasphemy