Category Archives: symbolic interaction

Exploring the Meaning(s) of Record Store Day

Right now, I’m sitting on my porch sipping a cup of coffee and listening to the latest release from Brandy Clark – Live from Los Angeles.  I’m especially happy to be doing this because this record is one of the 8 … Continue reading

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CfP SSSI Annual Meetings 2017

The Call for Papers for the 2017 SSSI Annual meetings has just been published on our website. For the call, please go here: https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/conferences-events/sssi-annual-Conference/sssi2017-cfp

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The More I Write

“Well if I have one, I’ll have thirteen” is a lyric from a Blake Shelton song called “The More I Drink” from his Pure BS album. Although I do not happen to drink much if at all for the most … 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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What’s in a genre?

When I was a child, I had a friend who took every opportunity to tell anyone who would listen that Cat Stevens was the greatest country singer of all time. Although I disagreed with this assertion (my vote went to … Continue reading

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Musical Theory

Not so long ago, I was looking for an interesting way to teach sociological theories to students. While I looked over all the ideas, suggestions, and guides I could find, I kept wanting to try something new that I could … Continue reading

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Musical Dramaturgy

A couple of days ago after class, I was sitting in my office talking with a student about potential career opportunities. As we finished our talk, the student looked around the office, and noted, “You must really like music a … Continue reading

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