The Local Music Scene Research Paper by hicaliber

The Local Music Scene
This paper is an ethnography of a local music scene.
# 93749 | 3,585 words | 4 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper is original ethnographic research, which describes the music scene in Houston and relates it to sociological theories. The author points out that, by focusing on the similarities between people and their values and cultural expressions, a consensus theorist would find much to discuss when analyzing the urban dance club scene; however, interactionist theory applies even more readily to the club scene than consensus theory because of the more intense focus on small group populations and because the patrons of a club gather together for basically the same purpose. The paper relates that postmodernists are able to analyze club culture by studying the impact that diversity and globalization have had on the global spread of musical styles, the blurred distinction between media-informed images of youth behavior and the value system shared by club goers.

Table of Contents:
The Music
The Artists
The Fans
Sociological Observations and Analysis

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Conflict Theory." Retrieved 4 April 2006 from
  • "Interactionist Theory." Retrieved 4 April 2006 from
  • Klages, M. (2003). Postmodernism. Retrieved 4 April 2006 from
  • Parelius, J. & Parelius, A. (1987). Consensus theorists. Retrieved 4 Apr 2006 from

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APA Format

The Local Music Scene (2007, March 30) Retrieved September 30, 2023, from

MLA Format

"The Local Music Scene" 30 March 2007. Web. 30 September. 2023. <>