Writing about listening: alternative discourses in rock journalism

@article{Atton2009WritingAL,
  title={Writing about listening: alternative discourses in rock journalism},
  author={Chris Atton},
  journal={Popular Music},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={53 - 67}
}
  • C. Atton
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Sociology
  • Popular Music
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