Tag Archives: SSSI

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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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 Technologies of Memory

I have an electric guitar in my office. Cherry red and white, it lives on a little stand situated between one of my bookshelves and a file cabinet. Sometimes when I get stuck on a manuscript or course preparation, I … Continue reading

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Open Mic Nights and Symbolic Interaction #sssi

Open Mic Nights are incredibly popular at the moment. They can be found in most cities where they offer new, up-and-coming as well as hobby musicians an opportunity to play to an audience and maybe develop a fan-base. Recently, these … Continue reading

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From what sources do young people learn about new music?

I am teaching my soc of pop music course this summer online.  I want todedicate a forum discussion to the following question:  From what sourcesdo young people learn about new music?  Back in the early days of rock ‘n’roll, it … Continue reading

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Fellow Rock ‘n’ Rollers–and techno , and pop, and folk, and Tejano, and…

Dirk vom Lehn, the Internet guru for SSSI, has assembled a music blog.  It can be accessed from the SSI home page, etc.  What he really needs now is material.  It strikes me that we now have a pretty sophisticated … Continue reading

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Couch-Stone Symposium 2014 Updated Information!

Couch-Stone Symposium: “Symbolic Interactionist Takes on Music” March 27-29, 2014   Texas State University San Marcos, Texas The Center for Social Inquiry and the Department of Sociology at Texas State University are hosting an intimate symposium focused specifically on music.  … Continue reading

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