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Banding Together:
How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music
Jennifer C. Lena

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1: Music Genres 1
What Is a Theory of Sociocultural Classification? 4
What Are Genre Forms and How Are They Identified? 8
Organizations and Money 10
Genre Ideals and Style 15
What Genres Are Not 20
Outline of the Book 22

Chapter 2: Three Musics, Four Genres: Rap, Bluegrass, and Bebop Jazz 27
Avant-garde
Genres 28
Scene-based
Genres 33
Industry-based
Genres 41
Traditionalist Genres 46
After the Tradition 52
Conclusion 55

Chapter 3: Music Trajectories 65
Two Genre Trajectories 69
Scene-based
Origins 74
IST Trajectories 76
On Genre Trajectories 84
Inhibiting Factors on Musical Trajectories 86
Absorption into Other Musics, Other Streams 86
Niche Music 91
The Racist Organization of Musical Production 98
Conclusion 109

Chapter 4: The Government-purposed
Genre 117
Attributes of Government-purposed
Genres 119
China 120
Chile 128
Nigeria 132
Serbia 136
Conclusion 139

Chapter 5: On Classification Systems 145
Classification in Music 146
Toward a Model of Classification Systems 156
On Science, Markets, and Memory 160
The Future of Music 164
In Closing 168

Notes 171
References 205
Index 233

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