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Win a copy of Social Networks and Music Worlds


Love music? Love networks? Love both? If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, this is the book for you.

Social Networks and Music Worlds edited by Nick Crossley, Siobhan McAndrew and Paul Widdop

Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases the use of these tools by sociologists, historians and musicologists, examining a variety of distinct ‘music worlds’, including post-punk, jazz, rap, folk, classical music, Ladyfest and the world of ‘open mic’ performances, on a number of different scales (local, national and international). In addition to their overarching Introduction, the editors offer a very clear and detailed introduction to the methodology of social network analysis for the uninitiated.

The collection builds upon insights from canonic texts in the sociology of music, with the crucial innovation of examining musical network interaction via formal methods. With network analysis in the arts and humanities at an emergent stage, Social Networks and Music Worlds highlights its possibilities for non-scientists. Contributions hail from leading and emerging scholars who present social network graphs and data to represent different music worlds, locating individuals, resources and styles within them.

The collection sits at the nexus of sociological, musicological and cultural studies traditions. Its range should ensure a large scholarly readership.

More about the book on the Routledge website (including contents, introductory chapter and index).

For more about ‘music worlds’ see our blog about the concept and the sociologists who are working in this developing area.

Win a free copy of Social Networks and Music Worlds

The book is published by Routledge, who have kindly given us a free copy of the book to give to the lucky winner of our competition.

For a chance to win this prize, worth £85, just tweet using the hashtag #musicnetworks by midday GMT on Tuesday 18 November, or share our Facebook post.

Update: congratulations to our lucky winner, @InghamTim. If you missed out, you can buy the book or recommend it to your librarian on the Routledge website.


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