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Author Lena, Jennifer C.,
Title Banding together : how communities create genres in popular music / Jennifer C. Lena.
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2012]

Author Lena, Jennifer C.,
Subject Popular music -- Social aspects.
Popular music genres.
Popular music.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages)
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Banding Together; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Music Genres; What Is a Theory of Sociocultural Classification?; What Are Genre Forms and How Are They Identified?; Organizations and Money; Genre Ideals and Style; What Genres Are Not; Outline of the Book; Chapter 2: Three Musics, Four Genres: Rap, Bluegrass, and Bebop Jazz; Avant-garde Genres; Scene-based Genres; Industry-based Genres; Traditionalist Genres; After the Tradition; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Music Trajectories; Two Genre Trajectories; Scene-based Origins; IST Trajectories.
On Genre TrajectoriesInhibiting Factors on Musical Trajectories; Absorption into Other Musics, Other Streams; Niche Music; The Racist Organization of Musical Production; Conclusion; Chapter 4: The Government-purposed Genre; Attributes of Government-purposed Genres; China; Chile; Nigeria; Serbia; Conclusion; Chapter 5: On Classification Systems; Classification in Music; Toward a Model of Classification Systems; On Science, Markets, and Memory; The Future of Music; In Closing; Notes; References; Index.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781400840458 (electronic bk.)
1400840457 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613339843
OCLC # 767502420
Additional Format Print version: Lena, Jennifer C. Banding together. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012 9780691150765 (OCoLC)720635042

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