What is the relationship between inequality and classical music? In Class, Control, and Classical Music (Oxford University Press, 2019), 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. The book is also deeply engaged with the question of what, if anything, classical can do to transform, rather than reproduce, social inequalities. It is essential reading across both music and sociology, as well as for anyone interested in contemporary culture and social inequality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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On this week's show Professor Anna Bull is in the studio to talk about modern Italy and the issues it faces. She also discusses:
- The Italian's attitude towards austerity
- Italy's thoughts on Brexit
- The various political parties vying for power in the 2018 elections
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