Understanding Music in Movements: The White Power Music Scene

@article{Futrell2006UnderstandingMI,
  title={Understanding Music in Movements: The White Power Music Scene},
  author={Robert Futrell and Pete Simi and Simon Gottschalk},
  journal={The Sociological Quarterly},
  year={2006},
  volume={47},
  pages={275 - 304}
}
Relying on the analysis of ethnographic and documentary data, this article explains how U.S. White Power Movement (WPM) activists use music to produce collective occasions and experiences that we conceptualize as the movement's music scene. We use the concept “music scene” to refer to the full range of movement occasions in which music is the organizing principle. Members experience these not as discrete events, but as interconnected sets of situations that form a relatively coherent movement… 
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