Back to the Origins of the Sociology of Music. From Rationalization to Standardization
The concept of “standardization” was among the most used, in the 20th century, to describe and categorize socio-economic, as well as cultural, homologating and massifying processes. However, if the field of material consumption (technology, food, etc.) has been the one in which, more clearly, the standardization of production and consumption has given a new paradigm for interpreting current societies, even in music one, wonders, since the beginning of the last century, on the value of this homologation, identified by T.W. Adorno as, precisely, standardization.
Emanuele RaganatoUniversity of Salento in Lecce