Category Archives: Guest Post

The Theoretical Intersection of Science and Music – An Abstract

In this post, Dr. Joseph Kotarba shares the abstract from a recent keynote talk he gave in Bulgaria at the Seventh Annual Conference of the ESSSI and will elaborate on as well at the upcoming SSSI annual meetings.   The … Continue reading

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Music, Communities, and Connections

In this guest post, Xan Nowakowski reflects on connections and communities fostered by live music, and the ways such experiences may impact us individually and bind us to others in predictable and unexpected ways.   Recently I’ve spent a lot … Continue reading

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“Popular Music and Society”

I am teaching my undergraduate “Popular Music and Society” course online this semester, as usual.  I have 90 students enrolled—sold out!  Responding to inspiration from Tia Denora and my own work on the value of examining the most mundane uses … Continue reading

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Dramaturgical Guitars

Having both begun playing guitar about this time last year, in this post Xan Nowakowski and J. Sumerau collaboratively reflect on some ways people interpret and use guitars in ways that signify meaning about themselves, music, and the wider social world. … Continue reading

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Didn’t We Meet: The Many Masks of Alice Cooper

Dr. Xan Nowakowski is research faculty at the Florida State University College of Medicine, and adjunct faculty in Sociology. Their research and teaching focus on the experience and management of chronic health conditions, their causes, and their consequences. In this … Continue reading

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