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Author Korczynski, Marek, author

Title Songs of the factory : pop music, culture, and resistance / Marek Korczynski
Published Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2014
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Contents Reach out, I'll be there : pop music, work and society -- Stayin' alive at McTells -- I've got my sisters and me : music and community -- Music, machines, and clocks : songs and the senses of alienation -- You can tell by the way I use my walk : music as aid to work and cultural critique of Taylorism -- Pop songs and the hidden injuries (and joys) of class -- Collective resistance on the shopfloor -- Dotted lines on the shopfloor : cultural connections with collective resistance -- Conclusion : pop music, culture, and resistance
Summary "Examines the role that popular music plays in workers' culture on the factory floor. Reporting on his ethnographic fieldwork in a British factory that manufactures window blinds, Korczynski shows how workers make often-grueling assembly-line work tolerable by permeating their workday with pop music on the radio. The first ethnographic study of musical culture in an industrial workplace, Songs of the Factory draws on socio-musicology, cultural studies, and sociology of work, combining theoretical development, methodological innovation, and a vitality that brings the musical culture of the factory workers to life"-- Publisher's Web site
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Industrial sociology -- England -- Midlands.
Music in the workplace -- England -- Midlands.
Popular music -- Social aspects -- England -- Midlands.
Working class -- England -- Midlands -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014020725
ISBN 0801454816 (electronic bk)
9780801454813 (electronic bk)