Monthly Archives: November 2014

Frank, T. 1997. The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism.

Frank, Thomas.  1997. The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press. In 1980’s, culture referenced to 1960’s – “Caught up in what appeared to be an unprecedented prosperity driven by the ‘revolutionary’ forces of globalization and cyber-culture, the nation again became obsessed with (of all […]

Geertz, C. 1973. “Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture.”

Geertz, C. 1973. “Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture.” The Interpretation of Culture: Selected Essays. New York: Basic Books. Comments on S. Langer’s notion of the “grand idée”, which emerges into being and dominates other philosophies, but it familiarizes, and becomes taken for granted, and regulates the use of the idea to key […]

Strauss, A. and Juliet M. Corbin. Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory.

Strauss, Anselm L. and Juliet M. Corbin. 1998. Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Part One: Basic Considerations “How can I make sense out of all of this material? How can I have a theoretical interpretation while still grounding it in the empirical reality reflected […]

De Nora, T. 2004. Music in Everyday Life.

De Nora, Tia. 2004. Music in Everyday Life.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cultural difference in use of music – listening versus integral part of life – question relating to consumption and functions of music in cultures. Music as a “dynamic material, a medium for making, sustaining and changing social world and social activities” (x), however […]

St John, G. 1997. “Going Feral: Authentica on the Edge of Australian Culture.”

St John, Graham. 1997. “Going Feral: Authentica on the Edge of Australian Culture.” Australian Journal of Anthropology 8(2): 167-189. Authentica – “the multiplicity of discourse and practice valued as ‘true’, ‘natural’, ‘pure’” (167) in explorations of alterity and indigeneity (and nudity), ecological consciousness and neo-paganism, and community belonging, interconnectivity of isolates/groups. The conditioning of outsider […]

St. John, Graham. 2009. “Neotrance and the Psychedelic Festival.”

St. John, Graham. 2009. “Neotrance and the Psychedelic Festival.” Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music 1(1): 35-64. Religio-spiritual characteristics of psychedelic trance music – the countercultural practice of “tribal” psytrance festivals, concerns with people’s participations within the festival.  Explores ecstatic (self-transcendent), performative (self-expressive), and reflexive (conscious alternative) manifestations in psytrance music culture.   Increased study of […]

Nixon, D. 2009. “‘I Can’t Put a Smiley Face On’: Working-Class Masculinity, Emotional Labour and Service Work in the ‘New Economy.’

Nixon, Darren. 2009. “’I Can’t Put a Smiley Face On’: Working-Class Masculinity, Emotional Labour and Service Work  in the ‘New Economy’. Gender, Work and Organization 16(3):  300-322. Growth of service economy related to low-skilled mens’ detachment from labor market.  Little research as to why these men drop out of market in during sustained service economy […]