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The Creative Age

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter reveals the associations between the hippy culture and a certain kind of ‘progressive’ pop music. In sheer quantitative terms, there was a massive interaction between the two. The ... More


The Golden Age

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the musical tastes of the motor-bike boys. Pop music was a manifest and ever-present part of the environment of the motor-bike boys: it pervaded their whole culture. However, ... More


Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Jennifer C. Lena

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150765
eISBN:
9781400840458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150765.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why do some music styles gain mass popularity while others thrive in small niches? This book explores this question and reveals the attributes that together explain the growth of twentieth-century ... More


The Motor-Bike Boys

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter presents the politics and experiences of identity as exercised by the motor-bike boys. It first discusses the author's approach to studying the motor-bike boys' culture at large, by ... More


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


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


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


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