Reputation in a Musical Scene: The Everyday Context of Connections between Music, Identity and Politics

  title={Reputation in a Musical Scene: The Everyday Context of Connections between Music, Identity and Politics},
  author={Julian Gerstin},
  • J. Gerstin
  • Published 23 January 1998
  • Art, Sociology
  • Ethnomusicology
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