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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“Symbolic Interactionism Takes on Music” Couch-Stone Symposium (March 27-29, 2014)

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.  There is a long history of symbolic interactionist … Continue reading

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