Research Works Webinar: Class, Control, and Classical Music
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.
This webinar is free to attend but booking is required. Registrants will be emailed details of how to access the session, which will take place via Zoom.