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metro music: creativity, place and alienation in the career of Martha & the Muffins

metro music: creativity, place and alienation in the career of Martha & the Muffins

[Presented at the University of Toronto Department of Sociology on May 1, 2015. Thanks to Judith Taylor and John Hannigan for this opportunity.] It’s a pleasure to speak today on a new research project I’m working on. In anticipation of this talk, I had a couple of other topics I could have lectured on with...
scenes in the 10.0 era: a conversation with Pitchfork editor Mark Richardson

scenes in the 10.0 era: a conversation with Pitchfork editor Mark Richardson

On April 15, the Musical Urbanism seminar brought Mark Richardson, editor-in-chief at Pitchfork, to Vassar College for an informal conversation about independent music, online journalism, and the relevance of places and scenes in an era of digital music. With hardly any effort made to publicize the event, the lecture hall was packed with Vassar students....
looking for the new Brooklyn: creative migrations & musical landscapes in upstate New York

looking for the new Brooklyn: creative migrations & musical landscapes in upstate New York

For the Musical Urbanism seminar, Hua Hsu and I were pleased to invite Piotr Orlov to speak about his research on musical legacies and migrations in upstate New York. Here’s the video of our conversation (apologies for the way his mic drops in and out between 7:30-27:00). “Leonard Nevarez and Hua Hsu of Vassar College’s...
appearances at the 2014 American Sociological Association meetings

appearances at the 2014 American Sociological Association meetings

I’ll be in San Francisco this weekend at the annual ASA meetings, participating in two events. The first is a presentation of my research from the Poughkeepsie Plenty community food assessment, in a paper I’ve co-written with SUNY New Paltz colleagues Kathleen Tobin and Eve Waltermaurer: Regular Session. Consumers and Consumption 1 Sat, August 16,...
community food assessment research in Poughkeepsie

community food assessment research in Poughkeepsie

In the Fall of 2010 I began serving as primary co-investigator on a community food assessment (CFA) in the city of Poughkeepsie, New York.  A remarkable coalition of local groups came together under the title Poughkeepsie Plenty, including the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Dutchess Outreach, the Dutchess County Dept. of Health, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess...
lecture at Queens College

lecture at Queens College

I haven’t posted anything on the blog in awhile because I’m in the middle of a number of non-music projects. One of these is a talk I’ll be giving at Queens College, which anyone is welcome to attend:   Pursuing Quality of Life: Happiness, Creativity and Place in These (Still) Neoliberal Times a lecture at...
announcement for “‘Lifestyle’, Community and Place” conference session

announcement for “‘Lifestyle’, Community and Place” conference session

Please join me this Sunday, 8:30 am, at the annual American Sociological Association meetings in Denver, where I’ll be the discussant on a section that should excite anyone interested in urban cultural analysis.  Co-organized by Amin Ghaziani and myself, the session is entitled “Lifestyle,” Community and Place.  The scare quotes around “lifestyle” are a little pretentious,...
4/20/11 panel: "Media and the Community: A Concept of Public Culture"

4/20/11 panel: “Media and the Community: A Concept of Public Culture”

I haven’t been able to write on the Musical Urbanism blog for awhile, thanks to the crush of teaching, grading, and overseeing surveys for the city of Poughkeepsie’s community food assessment, all of which have peaked in the month of April.  (Twitter has been a good time-suck, too, I’ll admit.)  So I’m excited to be participating...

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