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Banding together : how communities create genres in popular music

Banding together : how communities create genres in popular music

Author: Jennifer C Lena; Princeton University Press.
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Why do some music styles gain mass popularity while others thrive in small niches? Banding Together explores this question and reveals the attributes that together explain the growth of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer C Lena; Princeton University Press.
ISBN: 9780691163383 0691163383 9780691150765 0691150761
OCLC Number: 1030544275
Notes: Druk na podstawie wydania z 2012.
Data wydania na ostatniej stronie publikacji.
W formule CIP LCC numer ISBN wydania oryginalnego z 2012: 978-0-691-15076-5 (hardcover).
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Description: XII, [2], 242, [2] strony ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1: Music Genres 1 What Is a Theory of Sociocultural Classification? 4 What Are Genre Forms and How Are They Identified? 8 Organizations and Money 10 Genre Ideals and Style 15 What Genres Are Not 20 Outline of the Book 22 Chapter 2: Three Musics, Four Genres: Rap, Bluegrass, and Bebop Jazz 27 Avant-garde Genres 28 Scene-based Genres 33 Industry-based Genres 41 Traditionalist Genres 46 After the Tradition 52 Conclusion 55 Chapter 3: Music Trajectories 65 Two Genre Trajectories 69 Scene-based Origins 74 IST Trajectories 76 On Genre Trajectories 84 Inhibiting Factors on Musical Trajectories 86 Absorption into Other Musics, Other Streams 86 Niche Music 91 The Racist Organization of Musical Production 98 Conclusion 109 Chapter 4: The Government-purposed Genre 117 Attributes of Government-purposed Genres 119 China 120 Chile 128 Nigeria 132 Serbia 136 Conclusion 139 Chapter 5: On Classification Systems 145 Classification in Music 146 Toward a Model of Classification Systems 156 On Science, Markets, and Memory 160 The Future of Music 164 In Closing 168 Notes 171 References 205 Index 233
Responsibility: Jennifer C. Lena.


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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012 "Banding Together is an essential read for fans of popular music, thanks in no small part to Lena's wealth of music knowledge, as the book draws Read more...

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