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Collection directed by Jean-Michel BARDEZ & Damien MAHIET. Music involves human beings in a particular relationship with the world—that is, nature, society, others, and oneself. What transformations of this world does music allow? Why and how does it interest citizens? To what extent does it exist as an instrument of power, a symbol of identity, or a way for distinction? Conversely, in which conditions can it constitute a locus for liberty and invention? What mediations does it offer between individuals and the collectivity they belong to? This series aims to be a forum for debating the shared sense of music. It invites submissions in a plurality of intellectual positions and a diversity of writing styles, and welcomes essays with a practical, polemical or exploratory purpose as well as academic works in human sciences, literary studies, and musical disciplines.