Book Review: Making Sense of Reality: Culture and Perception in Everyday Life

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-128
Number of pages2
JournalCultural Sociology
Volume10
Issue number1
Early online date1 Feb 2016
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes
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Abstract

Tia DeNora, Professor of Sociology of Music, based in the department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter, has published a great deal on the topic of music. DeNora’s most recent contribution to knowledge, Making Sense of Reality: Culture and Perception in Everyday Life, provides a notably extensive case study based approach to decipher how we make sense of reality in our everyday (p. xx). DeNora draws upon an eclectic mix of theories, such as socio-music, sociology of health and illness, embodiment, organisational culture and neuropsychology, in support of her argument, claiming that ‘the aim of this slightly magpie tactic is to provide tasting-sized portions of what sociology can show, and what it can do’ (p. xvi).