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Songs of the Factory : Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Korczynski, Marek


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    Songs of the Factory : Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance
  • Author: Korczynski, Marek
  • Description: Marek Korczynski reports on his ethnographic fieldwork in a British factory to show how workers make often-grueling assembly-line work tolerable by permeating their workday with pop music on the radio..
    Songs of the Factory -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Reach Out I’ll Be There: Pop Music, Work, and Society -- 2. Stayin’ Alive at McTells -- 3. I Got All My Sisters with Me: Music and Community -- 4. Music, Machines, and Clocks: Songs and the Senses of Alienation -- 5. You Can Tell by the Way I Use My Walk: Music as Aid to Work and Critique of Taylorism -- 6. Pop Songs and the Hidden Injuries (and Joys) of Class -- 7. Collective Resistance on the Shop Floor -- 8. Dotted Lines on the Shop Floor: Cultural Connections with Collective Resistance -- 9. Conclusion: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance -- Appendix: An Ethnography of Working and of Musicking -- References -- Index -- .
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: Ithaca: Cornell University Press
  • Identifier: E-ISBN: 9780801454813 ; ISBN: 9780801479977
  • Subjects: Music in the workplace -- England -- Midlands ; Popular music -- Social aspects -- England -- Midlands ; Working class -- England -- Midlands -- Social conditions ; Industrial sociology -- England -- Midlands
  • Language: English
  • Source: Ebook Central Perpetual and DDA titles (ProQuest)

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