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.
|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|
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