We report on an ethnographic study of four established music scenes in which Latino music is produced, performed, experienced, and celebrated in Houston, Texas: conjunto, mariachi, salsa, and Latin jazz. This paper builds upon previous work that has examined emergent music scenes in Houston by incorporating three distinctly interactionist concepts - the scene, idioculture, and place - to illustrate established scenes. Our examination demonstrates that authenticity is a distinctly sociological concept, one that provides valuable insight into understanding the meanings that music has for the everyday actor.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Studies in Symbolic Interaction|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science