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The Illusion of Diffusion

Joel Best

in Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Genuine people do not feel they need to pay much attention to fads. They learn to dismiss fads as trivial, silly, and inconsequential. People tend to pick examples of young people playing: fad toys, ... More


Copying the Bossa Nova: Jazz and Dance Fads in the Early 1960s

K. E. Goldschmitt

in Bossa Mundo: Brazilian Music in Transnational Media Industries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190923525
eISBN:
9780190923563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923525.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter analyzes the initial proliferation of bossa nova in the United States and United Kingdom in the early 1960s, primarily as a jazz and dance fad. By using material culled from top ... More


Brazilian Music as World Music in the Late 1980s

K. E. Goldschmitt

in Bossa Mundo: Brazilian Music in Transnational Media Industries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190923525
eISBN:
9780190923563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923525.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter traces the development of Brazilian music within a “world music” framework, through the influence of music compilations in contrast with attempts to market a short-lived world dance ... More


The Mastodon of Musical Extravaganza: Song, Dance, and Scenic Effects

Jonas Westover

in The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190219239
eISBN:
9780190219260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219239.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter covers three areas largely ignored by scholars concerning revues: music, dance styles, and scenic effects. The role of the music coordinator and lead composer for each Passing Show (a ... More


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