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dc.contributor.authorBennett, Andyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T21:30:48Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T21:30:48Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2008-02-14T08:11:01Z
dc.identifier.issn00071315en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/16684
dc.description.abstractIn this article I argue the need for critical evaluation of qualitative research methodology in sociological studies of the relationship between youth culture and popular music. As the article illustrates, there is currently an absence of critical debate concerning methodological issues in this field of sociological research. In the first part of the article I begin to account for this absence by illustrating how early research on youth and music rejected the need for empirical research, relying instead on theories and concepts drawn from cultural Marxism. The second part of the article illustrates how the legacy of this early body of work in youth and music research manifests itself in current research which, although empirically grounded, is characterized by an almost total lack of engagement with methodological issues such as negotiating access to the field, management of field relations and ethical codes. Similarly problematic is the uncritical acceptance on the part of some researchers of their insider knowledge of particular youth musics and scenes as a means of gathering empirical data. In the final part of the article I focus on the issue of insider knowledge and the need for critical evaluation of its use as a methodological tool in field-based youth and music research.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom451en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto466en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Sociologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume53en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370106en_US
dc.titleResearching Youth Culture and Popular Music: A Methodological Critiqueen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2002
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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