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Jennifer C. Lena

Jennifer C. Lena
Jennifer C. Lena is a visiting professor of sociology at Barnard College. She is the author of Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music, and is currently working on Slumming:The Reproduction of Prestige, a study of wealthy fans of folk art.

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Why Hipsters Hate On Lana Del Rey

From indie to rap to South Texas polka, music communities fight to define authenticity in pop

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The Big One

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