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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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The Problem with Community

Ken Prouty.

in Knowing Jazz

December 2011; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 14463 words.

This chapter examines the role of jazz communities in creating a better understanding of jazz. The term community itself is often misunderstood and misapplied when referring to the...

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The Global Jazz Community

Ken Prouty.

in Knowing Jazz

December 2011; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 11987 words.

This chapter takes a look at the formation and conceptualization of the global jazz community. Jazz is seen as a metaphor for globalization itself. Taylor Atkins agreed with this notion:...

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Singing the Community

Bethany Hughes.

in Gestures of Music Theater

December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Dance. 6857 words.

The chorus in a musical is a unique character, possesses intimate knowledge of other characters, and simultaneously performs and presents a community. It has multiple functions within a...

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. Sounding the Working-Class Subject

Nadine Hubbs.

in Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music

March 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 21988 words.

Chapter 2, “Sounding the Working-Class Subject,” contests the assumptions of a universal middle-class culture and argues for the existence of a distinct working-class culture. A substantial...

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Applying Contemporary Community Standards: Is It Obscene, or Merely Lewd?

Elizabeth L. Wollman.

in Hard Times

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Popular Music. 7962 words.

Chapter 8 considers the impact of contemporary obscenity laws through the 1970s, as well as many of the double standards that exacerbated public and administrative confusion about applying...

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Interlude

David B. Pruett.

in MuzikMafia

April 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 11052 words.

This chapter focuses on the MuzikMafia’s membership, which was slightly changed since the community officially began in October 2001. However, there was a core roster of MuzikMafia members...

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The Beginning of the End

David B. Pruett.

in MuzikMafia

April 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 13316 words.

This chapter details the events that culminated in the downfall of the MuzikMafia. From 2006 through 2008, the MuzikMafia went from being a major force in the commercial music industry to a...

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“There Are No Saviors”

Travis L. Gosa and Erik Nielson.

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

December 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 9325 words.

This interview with author and community activist Kevin Powell explores the disappointment felt by many in the hip hop community that Obama’s first term failed to deliver the hope and...

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Knowing Jazz

Ken Prouty.

December 2011; p ublished online March 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Popular Music. 208 pages.

This book argues that knowledge of jazz, or more to the point, claims to knowledge of jazz, are the prime movers in forming jazz’s identity, its canon, and its community. Every jazz artist,...

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August 2002 to March 2004

David B. Pruett.

in MuzikMafia

April 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 4472 words.

This chapter discusses the MuzikMafia’s rising popularity and performances from August 2002 to March 2004. The MuzikMafia had transformed into a calculated commercial venture by the time...

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Joseph Swain: From “America’s Folk Opera” (1990)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson.

in The George Gershwin Reader

May 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 3819 words.

This chapter presents an excerpt from Joseph Swain's 1990 book The Broadway Musical: A Critical and Musical Survey focusing on George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess. Swain analyzes what...

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Popular Avant-Garde? Renegotiating Tradition

Ulf Olsson.

in Listening for the Secret

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 17503 words.

Throughout the history of the Grateful Dead, their musical practice was marked by avant-garde impulses. But the band was also performing rock standards, electrified folk music, cowboy...

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Eclipse

Daniel Beaumont.

in Preachin' the Blues

September 2011; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 5729 words.

This chapter focuses on Son House's life after he moved to Rochester, where he lived in almost total obscurity from 1943 to 1964. His life at the time can be viewed in the context of the...

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Introduction

Erik Nielson and Travis L. Gosa.

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

December 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 13308 words.

This chapter provides an introduction to the history, music, and political developments of hip hop. Beginning with an interview with Atlanta emcee Killer Mike and his 2012 song “Reagan,”...

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Animating the Audience: Singalong Films in Britain in the 1920s

Malcolm Cook.

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 8033 words.

This chapter examines the brief but vigorous popularity of singalong films in Britain in the mid-1920s. This alternate sonic practice utilized an animated “bouncing ball” or similar device...

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“Oliver! Oliver!”: A Reading

Marc Napolitano.

in Oliver!

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 14126 words.

This chapter presents a reading of Oliver!, focusing primarily on the four “love stories” that define the narrative: (1) Oliver’s search for love, (2) Nancy and Sykes’s tragic relationship,...

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Conclusion

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris.

in Let the World Listen Right

July 2009; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 3418 words.

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of blues and hip-hop music in the Mississippi Delta and the biography of rapper TopNotch the Villain. It discusses the...

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Introduction

David B. Pruett.

in MuzikMafia

April 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 2755 words.

This book focuses on the MuzikMafia, which can be defined as a distinct musical community that developed from a stylistically diverse Nashville scene into both a social collective and a...

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Transport and Interiority in Soft Soul

Mitchell Morris.

in The Persistence of Sentiment

April 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 12367 words.

The ornate arrangements of ballad-oriented soul in the early 1970s became known as “soft soul.” As purveyed in particular by Motown and Philadelphia International Records, it offered a...

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Hearing Timbre

Cornelia Fales.

in The Relentless Pursuit of Tone

October 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 10511 words.

This chapter explores the concept of implicit perceptual learning through the lens of timbre sensitivity in San Francisco electronic dance music (EDM) listeners in the 1990s....

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