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  • Plague and the Moonflower: a regional community celebrates the environment 

    Curtis, David John (University of Exeter, 2010)
    This paper is based on a case study of audience responses to the oratorio Plague and the Moonflower. The oratorio was performed by the community of Armidale in rural New South Wales, Australia. Through an examination of ...
  • Playing Traditional Folk Music in Rural America 

    Leck, Kira Marie (University of Exeter, 2012)
    In the United States, folk musicians are commonly perceived as a liberal, progressive and politically active collective who perform music that was popular during the second wave folk revival of the 1960s. Most studies of ...
  • Representing an "Authentic Ethnic Identity": Experiences of Sub-Saharan African Musicians in an Eastern German City 

    Carstensen-Egwuom, Inken (University of Exeter, 2011)
    This paper focuses on how Sub-Saharan Africans present themselves as musicians in Chemnitz, an Eastern German town of around 200,000 citizens that is situated on the periphery of existing immigrant musicians' networks in ...
  • Restoring Identity and Bringing Balance through Navajo Healing Rituals 

    Moulton, Paul F. (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The primary focus of the ceremonies of the Native American Navajo tribe is to bring balance by re-establishing harmony or hózhó. This article proposes that significant psychological and emotional benefits result from the ...
  • Salsa/Bhangra: Transnational Rhythm Cultures in Comparative Perspective 

    Kabir, Ananya Jahanara (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The dance-music complexes known as “Salsa” and “Bhangra” have not been subjected to any comparative academic scrutiny, despite clear parallels in their respective histories as cultural processes born out of multiple ruptures ...
  • Singing a New Song? Transnational Migration, Methodological Nationalism and Cosmopolitan Perspectives 

    Schiller, Nina Glick; Meinhof, Ulrike Hanna (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The question posed by this article is how all of us - scholars, musicians, citizens of the world can step out of the migrant/native divide and still leave room to study and theorize creative processes that bring together ...
  • The social organisation of aesthetics – a note 

    Atkinson, Paul (University of Exeter, 2009)
    When reading Robert Witkin's paper from 20 years ago, I am, first and foremost, reminded that aesthetics – in even the broadest of definitions – have had a patchy and, on the whole, disappointing history in sociology. It ...
  • Sociology of objects case study: Terra-Cotta playing hide-and-seek in the art worlds 

    Siegel, Andrea (University of Exeter, 2009)
    Sociological inquiry has been mostly absent from the investigation of massproduced material goods, especially materials in the architectural arts. If sociology takes as a subject social networks in modern society—one of ...
  • Spontaneous Lux: Freestyling in Hip Hop Dance and Music 

    Fogarty, Mary (University of Exeter, 2015-11-23)
    This essay and the accompanying video documentary explore "freestyling" (improvising) in hip hop culture, focusing in particular on a Canadian b-boy (breaking) crew called the Albino Zebrahs, which distinguishes itself ...
  • Theater of the Oppressed: Empowering Homeless Women 

    Woodson, Elizabeth (University of Exeter, 2012)
    This article recounts the efficacy of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques in helping homeless women deal with the emotional wounds and chronic oppression they have experienced. The method empowered these women by highlighting ...
  • Theatre and activism: the agit prop theatre way 

    Pal, Swati (University of Exeter, 2010)
    Agit prop or agitational propaganda, as the very term implies, seeks to deliberately change people’s beliefs through well-planned strategies of persuasion, transformations of spectators into (spect)actors, and their ...
  • Transnational Ties and Local Involvement: North African Musicians In and Beyond London 

    Gibert, Marie-Pierre (University of Exeter, 2011)
    By following the life trajectories and networks of various North African artists principally based in the United Kingdom and in France, it becomes apparent that a common phenomenon amongst migrant musicians is that they ...
  • Understanding Dislocal Urban Subcultures: The Example of the Hardcore Scene, from Tokyo and Beyond 

    Mueller, Alain (University of Exeter, 2011)
    This article examines, through several ethnographic examples taken from my empirical multi-sited fieldwork, the logics and the mechanisms of the global circulation of a specific music-based "youth subculture": hardcore ...
  • Use of Mp3-Players as a Coping Resource 

    Skanland, Marie Strand (University of Exeter, 2011)
    A crucial aspect of maintaining good mental health is to cope successfully with everyday stressors. This article explores the MP3 player as a technology of coping related to the stress of everyday life, in particular two ...
  • Venezuela's National Music Education Program El Sistema: Its Interactions with Society and Its Participants' Engagement in Praxis 

    Uy, Michael Sy (University of Exeter, 2012)
    Venezuela's government-funded, national music education program, El Sistema, has attracted worldwide attention because of its purported success in ‘saving’ children from lives filled with drugs, violence, and crime. It ...
  • When Migration Ends, When Music Ceases 

    Bohlman, Philip Vilas (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The different processes and sites of intersection between music and mobility are crucial to the ways in which the potential for music to form what the following article calls "aesthetic agency". Music's aesthetic agency ...
  • White Power music and the mobilization of racist social movements 

    Corte, Ugo; Edwards, Bob (University of Exeter, 2008-06)
    At the end of the 1970s a racist rock music movement known as White Power music emerged in Great Britain in connection with political parties of the extreme right and remains a vibrant force in racist social movements ...
  • Why dance? The motivations of an unlikely group of dancers 

    Lawson, Helene M. (University of Exeter, 2009)
    This article explores the motivations of adult amateur tap dancers to gain insight into how they construct their social reality, what is the significance of this activity to the dancers, and how does it relate to the dance ...
  • Witkin III 

    Witkin, Robert W. (University of Exeter, 2009)
    I am fortunate to have as my respondents two scholars who have made, and continue to make, important contributions to what Professor Alexander terms the “strong program” for a sociology of the aesthetic. They have responded ...
  • Women rockers and the strategies of a minority position 

    Fournet, Adele Keala (University of Exeter, 2010)
    This article is a distillation of an ethnography conducted in the fall of 2008 of female rock instrumentalists performing in bands in the Tampa, Florida bay area. The study looked into why there are comparatively very few ...