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Banding Together How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

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ISBN-10: 0691163383

ISBN-13: 9780691163383

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jennifer C. Lena

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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 twentieth-century American popular music. Drawing on a vast array of examples from sixty musical styles--ranging from rap and bluegrass to death metal and South Texas polka, and including several created outside the United States--Jennifer Lena uncovers the shared grammar that allows us to understand the cultural language and evolution of popular music.What are the common economic, organizational, ideological, and aesthetic traits among contemporary genres? Do genres follow patterns in their development?…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/3/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 6.10" wide x 13.27" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Jennifer C. Lena is visiting assistant professor of sociology at Barnard College.