Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Emotion, place, and record collecting in Los Angeles: A post-modernist interpretation
by Sonnichsen, Tyler, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 155; 1527492
Abstract (Summary)

Over the past decade, vinyl records have re-emerged as a mainstream format for casual music listening, drastically increasing both in sales and media attention. The emotional relationship between collectors and the real and imagined places they associate with these records, a tactile medium in an age of digital downloading and internet streaming, is a key yet overlooked factor in this contemporary resurgence. Inspired by the extant literature on collecting, emotional geographies, and other post-structural understanding of affect, this study examines this trend in three ways: reviewing the history of the recording industry, observing specific spaces of vinyl consumption in the Los Angeles area, and interpreting individual opinions of record collectors. The study concludes with a post-structural assessment of the emotional geographies of collecting vinyl records in Los Angeles and throughout North America.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Thien, Deborah
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American studies, Archaeology, Geography
Keywords: California, Emotions, Music, Record collecting, Record stores, Vinyl records
Publication Number: 1527492
ISBN: 978-1-303-77385-3
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