Monthly Archives: December 2014

Negus, K. 1999. Music Genres and Corporate Cultures.

Negus, Keith. 1999. Music Genres and Corporate Cultures. New York: Routledge. Studies “genre culture” – the interplay between economics (“music as a commodity, various business strategies and organizational structures”) and music culture (“the practices, interpretations and ways of life of musicians, fans and industry workers”)- the “creation, circulation and consumption” of popular music (3). Genres […]

Antaki, C., M. Billig, D. Edwards, and J. Potter. 2003. “Discourse Analysis Means Doing Analysis: A Critique of Six Analytic Shortcomings.”

Antaki, Charles, Michael Billig, Derek Edwards, and Jonathan Potter. 2003. “Discourse Analysis Means Doing Analysis: A Critique of Six Analytic Shortcomings.”  Discourse Analysis Online 1(1):1-24. Discourse analysis is falling short because people are doing talk and textual analysis with too much summary, opinion, over/isolated quotation, circular constructs, false survey, or simply reviewing featured concepts.  Similarities […]

Williams, R. 1983. Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society.

Williams, Raymond. 1983. Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Revised Edition. New York: Oxford University Press. When misunderstandings of language take place, a presumption of different values, interests, priorities – vocabularies used to designate specialized meaning, sometimes based upon particular social categories. Language as contextual, imbued with history. “We find a history [in words] […]

Scott, S. and D. Morgan. 1993. Body Matters: Essays on the Sociology of the Body.

Scott, Sue and David Morgan, eds. 1993. Body Matters: Essays on the Sociology of the Body. Washington, DC: Falmer Press. Chapter 1 – D.H. J. Morgan and Sue Scott. “Bodies in a Social Landscape.” Sociological absence from study of the body rooted in attempting to distance field from biology and social (medical?) anthropology; prominence of […]

Lamont, M. and V. Molnar. 2002. “The Study of Boundaries in the Social Sciences.”

Lamont, Michéle and Virág Molnár. 2002. “The Study of Boundaries in the Social Sciences.” Annual Review of Sociology 28:167-195. Boundaries have been recently studied in a myriad and across fields of social science.  Covers literature on boundaries of social/collective identity, inequalities of race, class, and gender, knowledge and science, and those of communities, nations and […]

Nadai, E. and C. Maeder. 2005. “Fuzzy Fields: Multi-Sited Ethnography in Sociological Research.”

Nadai, Eva and Christoph Maeder. 2005. “Fuzzy Fields: Multi-Sited Ethnography in Sociological Research.” Qualitative Research 6(3): 1-13. Participant observation is characteristic of ethnography, however, it is often underdeveloped in literature regarding ethnographic methods, particularly due to the lack of focus in sociological ethnography given to small, delineated groups – choosing to focus on theoretical analysis […]

Knoblauch, H. 2005. “Focused Ethnography.”

Knoblauch, Hubert. 2005. “Focused Ethnography.” Qualitative Social Research 6(3): 1-11. Focused ethnography as often, but not exclusively, adopted in applied research. Not oppositional to conventional ethnography, but works to complement conventional ethnography in “socially and functionally differentiated contemporary society” (1) – that is, specialized and pluralized societies. Characterized by short-term field visits (part-time, versus permanent), […]