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The sociology of rock

The sociology of rock

  • Author: Simon Frith
  • Publisher: Constable & Company Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 255
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Understanding Deviance

Understanding Deviance

A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking

  • Author: David Downes,Paul Rock,Eugene McLaughlin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198747349
  • Category:
  • Page: 424
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In Understanding Deviance, Seventh Edition, leading experts David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin examine the major sociological theories behind crime and deviance, covering their development, recent research, and varying perspectives on their explanations of criminality. The authors discuss key debates in depth, challenging students to question assumptions and explore new avenues of scholarship. An extensive bibliography provides references to a wide range of both classic and lesser-known texts.

The Sociology of Youth Culture and Youth Subcultures (Routledge Revivals)

The Sociology of Youth Culture and Youth Subcultures (Routledge Revivals)

Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll?

  • Author: Michael Brake,Mike Brake
  • Publisher: Routledge Revivals
  • ISBN: 9780415828352
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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First published in 1980, this book argues that subcultures are formed in defence of collectively experienced problems that arise from defects and contradictions in social structures. It looks at the development of post-war youth culture in a sociological context and considers the class base of youth subcultures.

Rock'n America

Rock'n America

A Social and Cultural History

  • Author: Deena Weinstein
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442600187
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 368
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What is rock? This book offers a new and systematic approach to understanding rock by applying sociological concepts in a historical context. Deena Weinstein, a rock critic, journalist, and academic, starts by outlining an original approach to understanding rock, explaining how the form has developed through a complex and ever-changing set of relations between artists, fans, and mediators. She then traces the history of rock in America through its distinctive eras, from rock's precursors to rock in the digital age. The book includes suggested listening lists to accompany each chapter, a detailed filmography of movies about rock, and a wide range of visuals and fascinating anecdotes. Never separating rock music from the social, political, economic, and cultural changes in America's history, Rock'n America provides a comprehensive overview of the genre and a new way of appreciating its place in American society.

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture

  • Author: Mark D. Jacobs
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119250684
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 520
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This collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by prominent international scholars covers the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture. Provides an invaluable reference resource to all interested in the cultural structures and processes that animate contemporary life Contains 27 essays on the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture, including art, science, religions, race, class, gender, collective memory, institutions, and citizenship Reflects and analyzes the “cultural turn” that has transformed scholarship in the social sciences and humanities.

Pop Music and the Press

Pop Music and the Press

  • Author: Steve Jones
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781566399661
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 270
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Since the 1950s, writing about popular music has become a staple of popular culture.Rolling Stone,Vibe, andThe Sourceas well as music columns in major newspapers target consumers who take their music seriously. Rapidly proliferating fanzines, websites, and internet discussion groups enable virtually anyone to engage in popular music criticism. Until now, however, no one has tackled popular music criticism as a genre of journalism with a particular history and evolution.Pop Music and the Presslooks at the major publications and journalists who have shaped this criticism, influencing the public's ideas about the music's significance and quality. The contributors to the volume include academics and journalists; several wear both hats, and some are musicians as well. Their essays illuminate the complex relationships of the music industry, print media, critical practice, and rock culture. (And they repeatedly dispel the notion that being a journalist is the next best thing to being a rock star.) Author note:Steve Jonesis Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Among his books areCyberSociety: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community(editor) andRock Formation: Popular Music, Technology, and Mass Communication.

Notes from Underground

Notes from Underground

Rock Music Counterculture in Russia

  • Author: Thomas Cushman
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791425435
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 403
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Describes the Russian rock music counterculture and how it is changing in response to Russia's transition from a socialist to a capitalist society. It explores the lived experiences, the thoughts and feelings of the rock musicians as they meet the challenges of change.

The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music

The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music

  • Author: John Shepherd,Kyle Devine
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135007918
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 386
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The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music offers the first collection of source readings and new essays on the latest thinking in the sociology of music. Interest in music sociology has increased dramatically over the past decade, yet there is no anthology of essential and introductory readings. The volume includes a comprehensive survey of the field’s history, current state and future research directions. It offers six source readings, thirteen popular contemporary essays, and sixteen fresh, new contributions, along with an extended Introduction by the editors. The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music represents a broad reference work that will be a resource for the current generation of sociologically inclined musicologists and musically inclined sociologists, whether researchers, teachers or students.

On Becoming a Rock Musician

On Becoming a Rock Musician

  • Author: H. Stith Bennett
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231544405
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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In the 1960s and 1970s, becoming a rock musician was fundamentally different than playing other kinds of music. It was a learned rather than a taught skill. In On Becoming a Rock Musician, sociologist H. Stith Bennett observes what makes someone a rock musician and what persuades others to take him seriously in this role. The book explores how bands form; the backstage and onstage reality of playing in a band; how bands promote themselves and interact with audiences and music professionals like DJs; and the role of performance.

The Passion for Music: A Sociology of Mediation

The Passion for Music: A Sociology of Mediation

  • Author: Antoine Hennion
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351541668
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 352
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Music is an accumulation of mediators: instruments, languages, sheets, performers, scenes, media and so on. There is no musical object ?in itself?; music must always be made again. In this innovative book, Hennion turns the elusiveness of music into a resource for a pragmatic analysis: by which collective process do we make music appear among us? Rather than offering a sociology of music, The Passion for Music listens to the lesson provided by the case of music - this art of infinite mediations. Learning from music allows us to transform the paradigm to be offered by sociology, by confronting it (from Durkheim and Weber to Bourdieu) with a different way of considering objects. For this task, Hennion draws on aesthetics (Adorno) and art history (Haskell, Baxandall), as well as science and technology studies and popular music studies (Latour, Frith, DeNora). As part of that project, The Passion for Music presents a wide-ranging series of case studies, restoring attention to the rich and varied intermediaries through which music is brought to life: from the debate around the reinterpretation of baroque music, to the classroom, the rock scene, the classical music concert, Bach?s ?social career? in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the practices of music ?amateurs? today. This is the first English translation of one of the most important works of French scholarship on music and society.

Rocking the Classics

Rocking the Classics

English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture

  • Author: Edward Macan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195098870
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 290
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This is the first authoritative study of the music, history and culture of progressive rock, a genre remembered for its virtuoso guitar solos and massive stage shows. Among the bands covered are Jethro Tull, Genesis, Yes, and Pink Floyd.

Right to Rock

Right to Rock

The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race

  • Author: Maureen Mahon
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822333173
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 317
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DIVAn account of the Black Rock Coalition, which began in New York in 1985, and its relation to the results of civil rights era integration, and to the larger questions of racialization in the music industry, and American society./div

Apostles of Rock

Apostles of Rock

The Splintered World of Contemporary Christian Music

  • Author: Jay R. Howard,John M. Streck
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813148057
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 312
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Apostles of Rock is the first objective, comprehensive examination of the contemporary Christian music phenomenon. Some see CCM performers as ministers or musical missionaries, while others define them as entertainers or artists. This popular musical movement clearly evokes a variety of responses concerning the relationship between Christ and culture. The resulting tensions have splintered the genre and given rise to misunderstanding, conflict, and an obsessive focus on self-examination. As Christian stars Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, DC Talk, and Sixpence None the Richer climb the mainstream charts, Jay Howard and John Streck talk about CCM as an important movement and show how this musical genre relates to a larger popular culture. They map the world of CCM by bringing together the perspectives of the people who perform, study, market, and listen to this music. By examining CCM lyrics, interviews, performances, web sites, and chat rooms, Howard and Streck uncover the religious and aesthetic tensions within the CCM community. Ultimately, the conflict centered around Christian music reflects the modern religious community's understanding of evangelicalism and the community's complex relationship with American popular culture.

Popular Music Matters

Popular Music Matters

Essays in Honour of Simon Frith

  • Author: Lee Marshall,Dave Laing
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317078039
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 252
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Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. From his earliest academic publication, The Sociology of Rock (1978), through to his recent work on the live music industry in the UK, in his desire to ’take popular music seriously’ he has probably been cited more than any other author in the field. Uniquely, he has combined this work with a lengthy career as a music critic for leading publications on both sides of the Atlantic. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Frith’s achievements, but they are not merely ’about Frith’. Rather, they are important interventions by leading scholars in the field, including Robert Christgau, Antoine Hennion, Peter J. Martin and Philip Tagg. The focus on ’sociology and industry’ and ’aesthetics and values’ reflect major themes in Frith’s own work, which can also be found within popular music studies more generally. As such the volume will become an essential resource for those working in popular music studies, as well as in musicology, sociology and cultural and media studies.

Sociology of Religion

Sociology of Religion

Contemporary Developments

  • Author: Kevin J. Christiano,William H. Swatos Jr.,Peter Kivisto
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 144221693X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 410
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This third edition of Sociology of Religion introduces students to key principles in the sociological understanding of religion, with revisions and updates throughout. The book offers an overview of the nature and function of religious institutions and practices, asking sociological questions about the changing role of religion in today’s “post-traditional” world. After an introduction to the many facets of religion and key theories for its study, the book examines central themes such as changes in religious life in the United States; the intersections between religion, social class, and power and between gender, sexuality, and religion; globalization and religion; religion in mass media; and more. The third edition features new material on the relationship of race and ethnicity to religion, the perceived rises of both secularism and fundamentalism, and the role of religion in public debates on sexuality. Sociology of Religion addresses both the foundations of the field and the profound changes it has undergone, placing new examples against their historical background. Charts, photos, down-to-earth examples, and a readable style make the book an ideal introduction for students.

Up from the Underground

Up from the Underground

The Culture of Rock Music in Postsocialist Hungary

  • Author: Anna Szemere
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271043043
  • Category: Music
  • Page: N.A
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Taking Popular Music Seriously

Taking Popular Music Seriously

Selected Essays

  • Author: Simon Frith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351547178
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 360
  • View: 8822
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As a sociologist Simon Frith takes the starting point that music is the result of the play of social forces, whether as an idea, an experience or an activity. The essays in this important collection address these forces, recognising that music is an effect of a continuous process of negotiation, dispute and agreement between the individual actors who make up a music world. The emphasis is always on discourse, on the way in which people talk and write about music, and the part this plays in the social construction of musical meaning and value. The collection includes nineteen essays, some of which have had a major impact on the field, along with an autobiographical introduction.

Archaeologies of Rock Art

Archaeologies of Rock Art

South American Perspectives

  • Author: Andrés Troncoso,Felipe Armstrong,George Nash
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351869086
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
  • View: 1990
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Rock art in South America is as diverse as the continent itself. In this vast territory, different peoples produced engravings, paintings, and massive earthworks, from the Atacama to the Amazon. These marks on the landscape were made by all different kinds of peoples, from some of the earliest hunter-gatherers in the continent, to the very complex societies within the Inca Empire. This book brings together the work of specialists from throughout the continent, addressing this diversity, as well as the variety of approaches that the Archaeology of rock art has taken in South America. Constructed of eleven thought-provoking chapters and arranged in three thematic sections, the book presents different theoretical approaches that are currently being used to understand the roles rock art played in prehistoric communities. The editors have skillfully crafted a book that presents the contribution the study of South American rock art can offer to the global research of this materiality, both theoretically and methodologically. This book will interest a broad range of scholars researching in archaeology, anthropology, history of art, heritage and conservation, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students who will find interesting case studies showcasing the diverse ways in which rock art can be approached. Despite its focus on South America, the book is intended as a contribution towards the global study of rock art.

Listening to the Future

Listening to the Future

The Time of Progressive Rock, 1968-1978

  • Author: Bill Martin
  • Publisher: Open Court
  • ISBN: 0812699440
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 256
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In Listening to the Future, Bill Martin sets the scene for the emergence of progressive rock and examines the most important groups, from the famous to the obscure. He also surveys the pathbreaking albums and provides resources for readers to explore the music further. "Written with the insights of an academic, the authority of a musicologist, and—best of all—the passion of a true fan. Martin charts topographic oceans, courts crimson kings, does some brain salad surgery, and generally rocks out in 7/8 time." —Jim DeRogatis Sun-Times music critic