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Erving Goffman “Cooling the mark out”

This article first appeared in Psychiatry 1952. Before leaving Aberdeen sociology in 1969 he used this article to explain how people are cooled out. See http://www.tau.ac.il/~algazi/mat/Goffman–Cooling.htm and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooling_out. “The con is said to be a good racket in the United States only because … Continue reading

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Exploring the Meaning(s) of Record Store Day

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Soundtracking Existence

Originally posted on Symbolic Interaction Music Blog:
After dreaming of doing so for most of my life, two weeks ago I released my first novel – Cigarettes & Wine, for purchasing information please visit http://a.co/5bsI4v2.  The novel is a sociological…

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Poor Selection of blogs to re-blog

Word  Press now has so many private blogs – they are encouraging bloggers to go independent – that it has become difficult to find new blogs to enable re-blogging. I have just passed 500 posts, so nothing new today, regrettably.

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Improvisation versus Familiarity

Originally posted on Symbolic Interaction Music Blog:
This past week, my life partner and I went to see the Counting Crows perform live. It was not the first time we saw the band live, and unless they retire, it won’t…

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Dramaturgical Guitars

Originally posted on Symbolic Interaction Music Blog:
Having both begun playing guitar about this time last year, in this post Xan Nowakowski and J. Sumerau collaboratively reflect on some ways people interpret and use guitars in ways that signify meaning about…

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Genres Revisited

Originally posted on Symbolic Interaction Music Blog:
About a year ago, I wrote a post on this blog exploring the meanings and nuances embedded within musical genres and categorizations. After discussing examples of variations and debates concerning different types of…

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