7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
24th June, 2020
What is the relationship between inequality and classical music?
In Class, Control, and Classical Music (Oxford University Press, 2019), Dr Anna Bull, a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Portsmouth and co-director of the 1752 Group, explores the intersections of class, race, and gender to explain the exclusive, and excluding, nature of classical music in contemporary society.
The book is based on a detailed study of young people’s engagement with classical music, along with a broader understanding of music education and the sociology of culture. Finally, the book asks what, if anything, classical music can do to transform, rather than reproduce, social inequalities.
This questions and discussion session will explore the issues raised in the book and in this podcast, which attendees may wish to listen to in advance.