Tag Archives: Ethnography

Homecoming Queens & the Soundtracking of a Research-based Novel

After first publishing Cigarettes & Wine (see review in Symbolic Interaction) and later beginning my own independent series of sociological and queer based southern stories with Essence, I released my second research-based novel in the Social Fictions Series earlier this month – … Continue reading


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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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Have you seen Andy (or what’s in a playlist)

A few days ago, I took a seat at an outdoor table at a coffee shop I go to fairly often, and as I had done so many other times, I put my headphones in, turned on my music, and … Continue reading

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Interpreting Record Store Content and Experience

As I noted in my first blog post, one of my favorite things to do is roam around and dig through the shelves and bins of record stores.  In this regard, I am quite lucky to have many such places … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interactionists take on Music

Thanks to Dirk for reminding me to start posting some of the details on the Couch-Stone Symposium, held on March 27-29, 2014 at Texas State University. “Symbolic Interactionist Takes on Music” was a big hit. There were 41 presenters on … Continue reading

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