Participants from Couch-Stone Symposium 2014 have transformed their presentations into elegant papers for this collection. Chapters fall into three categorical themes, largely reflecting their position in the symposium but, more importantly, reflecting a natural progression in scope of symbolic interactionist work in music: moving from observations of the individual to observation of organizations to interdisciplinary observations of music from scholars in related disciplines.
Edited by Christopher J. Schneider, Brandon University, Canada Joseph A. Kotarba, Texas State University, USA
Introduction - Popular Music in Everyday Lives - Joseph A. Kotarba Saved by Rock `N' Roll: Lou Reed, His Fans, and the Becoming of the (Marginal) Self - Thaddeus Muller Crews, Camps, and Communities: Place and Belonging in Jam Festival Scenes - Robert Owen Gardner Feminizing a Musical Form: Women's Participation as Barbershop Singers - Jeffrey E. Nash and Dina C. Nash "When I Feel a Song in Me": Exploring Emotions Through the Creative Song-writing Process - Maggie Colleen Cobb Negotiating Fan Identities in K-Pop Music Culture - J. Patrick Williams Music Videos on YouTube: Exploring Participatory Culture on Social Media - Christopher J. Schneider Musical Interactions: Girls Who Like and Use Rap Music for Empowerment - Raphael Travis, Scott W. Bowman, Joshua Childs and Renee Villanueva The Church and the Streets: An Ethnographic Study of the Christian Hip Hop Music Scene in Central Texas - Jonafa Banbury "Are You in the Pit?" Role Embracement Among Online Rock Fans - Andrea Baker Musical Pastiche: The Case of Matisyahu - Thaddeus Atzmon Music Is Rhythm, Rhythm Is Life: The Living Moment - Eugene Halton