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Same name but different things? DIY practices in New England and Switzerland

Published inKeep it Simple, Make it Fast! An approach to underground music scenes (vol. 3), Editors Guerra, P. et Moreira, T., p. 49-54
Presented at Porto (Portugal)
PublisherPorto : University of Porto, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Publication date2017
Abstract

Many studies have well documented how actors use Do-It-Yourself (DIY) practices for cultural production in different places across the world. However, too few comparison studies examining the differences between these various uses of DIY have been carried out. This paper considers how DIY can be understood and applied in various ways. For this, we use the results of two field studies conducted in different DIY music worlds: New England' basement show network and Swiss indie rock. Using an ethnographic approach, we describe how actors practice DIY in different aspects of music making. Our results show that considering DIY not as universal but rather as relative and contextual enhances its understanding.

Keywords
  • DIY
  • Switzerland
  • New England
  • Music production
Citation (ISO format)
RIOM, Loïc, VIDAL, Vera. Same name but different things? DIY practices in New England and Switzerland. In: Keep it Simple, Make it Fast! An approach to underground music scenes (vol. 3). Porto (Portugal). Porto : University of Porto, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, 2017. p. 49–54.
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  • PID : unige:101092
ISBN978-989-8648-88-4
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