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Stayin’ Alive at McTells

Marek Korczynski

in Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451546
eISBN:
9780801454813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451546.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the nature of the workplace at McTells, the firm in which the book's ethnography is situated. It presents an overview of the people who worked at McTells, of the way in which ... More


I Got All My Sisters with Me: Music and Community

Marek Korczynski

in Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451546
eISBN:
9780801454813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451546.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines how workers' use of pop music was entwined with the creation of community on the shop floor. Workers needed to establish connections with one another to combat feelings of ... More


Conclusion: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Marek Korczynski

in Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451546
eISBN:
9780801454813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451546.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This concluding chapter returns to the main themes identified in the previous chapters and reflects on what has been learned from the ethnography of working and musicking. It shows key patterns of ... More


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