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Songs of the factory : pop music, culture, and resistance

Author: Marek Korczynski
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the role that popular music plays in workers' culture on the factory floor. Reporting on his ethnographic fieldwork in a British factory that manufactures window blinds, Korczynski shows how workers make often-grueling assembly-line work tolerable by permeating their workday with pop music on the radio. The first ethnographic study of musical culture in an industrial workplace, Songs of the Factory draws  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Korczynski, Marek.
Songs of the Factory : Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marek Korczynski
ISBN: 9780801451546 080145154X 9780801479977 0801479975 9780801454813 0801454816
OCLC Number: 898028398
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Shortlist, 2015 Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Reach out, I'll be there : pop music, work and society --
Stayin' alive at McTells --
I've got my sisters and me : music and community --
Music, machines, and clocks : songs and the senses of alienation --
You can tell by the way I use my walk : music as aid to work and cultural critique of Taylorism --
Pop songs and the hidden injuries (and joys) of class --
Collective resistance on the shopfloor --
Dotted lines on the shopfloor : cultural connections with collective resistance --
Conclusion : pop music, culture, and resistance.
Responsibility: Marek Korczynski.
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Marek Korczynski reports on his ethnographic fieldwork in a British factory to show how workers make often-grueling assembly-line work tolerable by permeating their workday with pop music on the...  Read more...

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