Understanding Society through Popular Music

Understanding Society through Popular Music

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Written for Introductory Sociology and Sociology of Popular Music courses, the second edition of Understanding Society through Popular Music uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon of great interest, to draw students in and bring life to their study of sociology. The new edition has been updated with cutting edge thinking on and current examples of subcultures, politics, and technology.Indeed, the rise of the amateur home recordists, on whom National Public Radioa#39;s Rick Karr recently ran a sixa€” part feature, owes its lineage largely to the Japanese conglomerate TEAC and their ... This conflation of digital technologies with all technologies is undera€” standable, of course, as contemporary social life in Western societies is a digital one. A quick scan around Bryce Merrilla#39;s house reveals the digital clock on his oven, HD television and Wii game console, two laptopanbsp;...

Title:Understanding Society through Popular Music
Author: Joe Kotarba, Bryce Merrill, J Patrick Williams, Phillip Vannini
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-04-02

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