By Matthew P. Unger

in response to ethnographic learn in the severe steel neighborhood, Unger deals a thought-provoking examine how symbols of authenticity and defilement type social event in fabulous methods. Exploring the numerous subject matters and ciphers that contain this musical neighborhood, this ebook translates aesthetic resonances in order to comprehend modern id, politics, and social family members. after all, this e-book develops a different argument: the interior composition of the community’s song and sound moulds symbols that form, mirror, and constrain social styles of identification, distinction, and transgression. This publication contributes to the sociology of sound and song, the learn of faith in pop culture, and the function of aesthetics in lifestyle. it will likely be of curiosity to top point scholars, post-graduate scholars and students of faith, pop culture, and philosophy.

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