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The Social Construction of a Music Mecca: Goin' Home, New Orleans and International New Orleans Jazz Revivalism

Ekins, Richard (2014) The Social Construction of a Music Mecca: Goin' Home, New Orleans and International New Orleans Jazz Revivalism. Popular Music History, 8 (1). pp. 5-22. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This article examines the interrelations between song, music genre and social context withreference to the interrelations between music, place and identity, in the case of the socialrepresentation of the city of New Orleans as a music Mecca. It argues that the metaphor andmythology expressed in the lyrics of Ken Colyer’s ‘Goin’ Home’ (1953) have been pivotal in thesocial construction of a jazz genre rooted in place and identity and sets forth a ‘trajectory’approach that places the song in the context of its composition, recording, and aftermath,with particular reference to relevant popular music studies literature and the ‘serious leisure’perspective within the sociology of tourism.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of Media, Film & Journalism
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Centre for Media Research
ID Code:28341
Deposited By: Prof Richard Ekins
Deposited On:07 Jan 2014 10:14
Last Modified:07 Jan 2014 10:14

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