Jan, Steven: The Memetics of Music (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754655947

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Subtitle: A Neo-Darwinian View of Musical Structure & Culture

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Preface; Introduction: biological and socio-cultural evolution; Memory, replication and style: memes in music I; Replicating sonorities, replicating hierarchies: memes in music II; Evolutionary dynamics: the selfish musical meme; Cumulative selection and the evolution of large-scale design in music; Memetics and musical analysis: issues and methodologies; Conclusion: towards the memetics of music; References; Index.