Survey research particulars the comparative context of who likes or dislikes varied musical genres, however has little to say about what these classes truly mean to listeners. Ethnographic and interview analysis provides insight into musicking particularly conditions, but seldom compares listeners, artists, and genres in a larger musical field. This research makes use of a mixed strategies approach to look at the bridging and bounding processes organizing relationships between listeners and artists. Based on a survey of students at the University of Mississippi, I study how musical relationships are formed by race, gender, genre, and listening state of affairs using a combination of social network analysis and correspondence analysis.
In the nineteenth century, one of the key ways in which new compositions turned recognized to the general public was by the gross sales of sheet music, which center class amateur music lovers would perform at home on their piano or … Read More