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Music and Identity

  title={Music and Identity},
  author={John Miller Chernoff},
The academic study of popular music has been limited by the assumption that the sounds must somehow 'reflect' or 'represent' the people. The analytic problem has been to trace the connections back, from the work (the score, the song, the beat) to the social groups who produce and consume it. What's been at issue is homology, some sort of structural relationship between material and musical forms. The search for homology is most commonly associated these days with subculture theory, with… Expand
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