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Deadhead Social Science: 'You Ain't Gonna Learn What You Don't Want to Know' / Edition 1
     

Deadhead Social Science: 'You Ain't Gonna Learn What You Don't Want to Know' / Edition 1

by Robert Sardiello
 

ISBN-10: 0742502511

ISBN-13: 9780742502512

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Deadhead Social Science is a collection of papers examining various aspects of the complex subculture surrounding the rock band, the Grateful Dead. Deadheads, as Grateful Dead fans are called, followed the band from venue to venue until the band announced their dissolution in December of 1995. Deadhead Social Science addresses the questions: What is a Deadhead?

Overview

Deadhead Social Science is a collection of papers examining various aspects of the complex subculture surrounding the rock band, the Grateful Dead. Deadheads, as Grateful Dead fans are called, followed the band from venue to venue until the band announced their dissolution in December of 1995. Deadhead Social Science addresses the questions: What is a Deadhead? How does a Deadhead identity evolve? Why would a person choose an identity that would be viewed negatively by a larger society? Why are Deadheads viewed negatively by the larger society? Is the Deadhead community a popular religion? How did a rock band develop a religious following? The book also examines the music, the role of vendors, and the reaction by "host" communities to the Grateful Dead and its following. One key theme in Deadhead Social Science is the interconnections among teaching, research, and personal interests written from a variety of social science disciplinary traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742502512
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

chapter 1 Part I: Introduction chapter 2 "What Goes Around Comes Around": Collaborative Research and Learning chapter 3 Part II: Music chapter 4 The Grammar of the Grateful Dead chapter 5 Other People Play the Music: Improvisation as Social Interaction chapter 6 Part III: Spirituality chapter 7 The Deadhead Community: Popular Religion in Contemporary American Culture chapter 8 "We Were Given this Dance": Music and Meaning in the Early Unlimited Devotional Family chapter 9 Part IV: Outside the Show chapter 10 Vending at Dead Shows: The Bizarre Bazaar chapter 11 Community Reaction to Deadhead Subculture chapter 12 Part V: Identity chapter 13 Becoming a Deadhead chapter 14 An Eriksonian Perspective on the Journey Through Deadhead Adulthood chapter 15 Self-Concept and Ego Extension Among Grateful Dead Fans chapter 16 Deadheads and Dichotomies: Mediated and Negotiated Readings chapter 17 Part VI: Conclusion chapter 18 Studying Deadhead Subculture

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