The Politics of Authenticating: Revisiting New Orleans Jazz

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This book sets forth a grounded theory of ‘authenticating’ as a basic socio-political process important in the understanding of the origins, development, and consequences of competing knowledge claims in diverse areas of human experience and activity over time and place. The book is part historiography, part autoethnography, and part memoir. It details the author’s revisiting of the quest for authenticity in the social world of international New Orleans revivalist jazz (from the early 1960s) from the standpoint of a participant observer, social constructionist social scientist academic.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLexington Books
Number of pages196
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameExperiments on the Political


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