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Towards Everyday Consumption and Production: Approaching Music Audiences and Performances

Dan Laughey

in Music and Youth Culture

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780748623808
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653034 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623808.003.0004
Towards Everyday Consumption and Production: Approaching Music Audiences and Performances

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This chapter follows on closely from the previous one by seeking to conceptualise music consumption and its necessary ‘other’ — production — within a paradigmatic framework that suspends orthodox structuralist models of hegemony polarised by dominant and subordinate socio-economic classes, in favour of dynamic interactionist models which systematically explore concrete, everyday cultural practices. These dynamic interactionist approaches to cultural practices do not all neatly fit into the same ‘spectacle, narcissism, and performance’ framework, but they necessarily contain elements of the Spectacle/Performance Paradigm in their movement away from structural Marxism. After first evaluating the most ground-breaking theories into everyday consumption and production, it applies those theories of greater usefulness for the aims of this research to the relative merits of studies into audiences and — more pressingly — performances.

Keywords: music consumption; music production; cultural practices; Spectacle/Performance Paradigm

Chapter.  11345 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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