This book aims to provide a fun ethnographic account of one of the most colorful and interesting subcultures in popular culture: the jamband music subculture. It is intended for students in social science courses in higher education, as well as for those who have a general interest in subculture. Specifically, the book might be used as a main or supplemental reader to undergraduate and graduate courses with topics on social psychology, music, culture, ritual, deviance, social psychology, sociology, psychology, and cultural anthropology. This book was written to offer a dynamic exploration of sociological and methodological concepts, such as: rituals, collective effervescence, ethnography, gaining entree, interviewing, participant observation, subculture, and symbolic interactionist theory. In addition, it presents students with accessible introductions to both qualitative and quantitative methods of social research.
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