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Studies in Symbolic Interaction Vol: 35

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11 Oct 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
376 pages - 152 x 229 x 33mm
Studies in Symbolic Interaction


This vibrant volume is a refreshing piece of work full of cutting-edge contributions on popular music and interaction, with seminal essays on music and identity, the spaces of musical interaction (subcultures, scenes, communities), and music in and as interaction. It explores the positive impact popular music has on the field of symbolic interaction and how it helps us to revitalize and reposition existing concepts. The editors and authors of this volume are themselves researchers and writers in the area of popular music and major players in the bright future of symbolic interaction. They present a creative mix of exciting articles including 'Grandmamma, What Great Ears You Have!', 'Digging a River Downstream', 'Driving to the beat of one's own hum' and 'Brutal Belonging in Melbourne's Grindcore Scene'. Genres discussed range from country, jazz and the virtuoso to latino, grindcore and extreme metal. This volume features 7 new interpretive works focused on cross-generational musical interaction, becoming "Yellow", race in the South in the 1920s, friendship, managing emotion in sport families, futureless pasts, and G. H. Mead's theory of social becoming.
List of Contributors. Introduction: The impact of popular music on symbolic interaction. Introduction: Music and identity. The group ethic in the improvising jazz ensemble: a symbolic interactionist analysis of music, identity, and social context. Established Latino music scenes: Sense of place and the challenge of authenticity. Authenticating identity work: Accounts of underground country musicians. Introduction: Spaces of musical interaction: Scenes, subcultures, and communities. Brutal belonging in Melbourne's grindcore scene. Musical genre as a gendered process: Authenticity in extreme metal. Digging a river downstream: Producing emergence in music. Teaching the art of playing with career-coupling relationships in the virtuoso world. Introduction: Music in (inter)action. Noise in action: the sonic (de)construction of art worlds. Driving to the beat of one's own hum: automobility and musical listening. Music, symbolic interaction, and study abroad. Grandmamma, what great ears you have! (Cross-generational musical interaction and the discovery of silence). Becoming “yellow”. Subculture and myth: the case of Robert Johnson in the 1920s–1930s US South. Leroy and me. Competing with her mother-in-law: the intersection of control management and emotion management in sport families. The futureless past. G. H. Mead's intimations of dialogue and narrative in social becoming with others. Studies in symbolic interaction. Studies in symbolic interaction. Copyright page.

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