Competition And Prestige Among 1950S New York Teenage Vocal Groups

Evening talk

Mark Jamieson

Competition And Prestige Among 1950S New York Teenage Vocal Groups

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 18:45

Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Mark Jamieson will discuss how Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of symbolic capital and symbolic violence might be enhanced through an exploration of what he calls ‘symbolic currencies’ in order to make sense of mechanisms of culture change. He will analyse the habitus inhabited by black teenagers involved in Rhythm and Blues vocal groups (later known as ‘doo wop’ groups) in 1950s New York.

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