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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 Dances of Central Europe

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter deals briefly with the polka and its musical relatives, and with the waltz in detail. It traces the history of these dances from primitive beginnings, showing how increasing length and ... More


Mary, Militant and Maternal

Porter-Szücs Brian

in Faith and Fatherland: Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399059
eISBN:
9780199896844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399059.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Polish Marianism gains much of its power from the way it links seemingly contradictory models of femininity together within a nationalist framework. On the one hand, Mary is a powerful, sometimes ... More


Squeezebox Rock: The Rise and Fall of the Accordion in American Popular Culture

Marion Jacobson

in Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036750
eISBN:
9780252093852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036750.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter pays tribute to the instrument's ethnic American roots. It discusses the accordion's ongoing importance in particular regions of the country—particularly the Upper Midwest—and in several ... More


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