Social networks and music worlds

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  • "Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. An edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds introduces students and scholars of music in society through the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases their use by sociologists, historians and musicologists examining, in turn, the punk, jazz, folk, classical music, Riot Grrrl, indie acoustic, R&B and calypso scenes. An overarching introduction is provided by leading network scholar and cultural sociologist Nick Crossley. The collection builds upon insights from canonic texts in the sociology of music, with the crucial innovation of examining musical network interaction via formal methods. With network analysis in the arts and humanities at an emergent stage, Social Networks and Music Worlds highlights its possibilities for non-scientists. Contributions hail from leading and emerging scholars who present social network graphs to represent different music worlds, locating individuals, resources and styles within them. The collection sits at the nexus of sociological, musicological and cultural studies traditions. Its range should ensure a large scholarly readership"--Provided by publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • What is social network analysis? -- Totally wired : the network of structure of post-punk worlds of Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, 1976-1980 -- Symbolic versus commercial success among British female composers -- Music consumption : networks and omnivorism -- Between social worlds and local scenes : patterns of collaboration in francophone rap music -- Embracing difference in feminist music worlds : a Ladyfest case study -- The enabling qualities of Manchester's open mic network -- Exploring music careers : music graduates and early career trajectories in UK -- Tastes, ties and social space : exploring Sheffield's folk singing world -- The jazz world
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