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Knowing JazzCommunity, Pedagogy, and Canon in the Information Age$
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Ken Prouty

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031632

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031632.001.0001

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The Problem with Community

The Problem with Community

(p.13) Chapter 1 The Problem with Community
Knowing Jazz

Ken Prouty

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the role of jazz communities in creating a better understanding of jazz. The term community itself is often misunderstood and misapplied when referring to the identities or activities of groups dispersed over long distances which share certain interests or other identifiable activities. In most occurrences of the term, the jazz community is observed to possess a singular consciousness, without specifically defining exactly who the individuals are that comprise it. This is a notion that is expressed in the works of Paul Austerlitz, Eric Nisenson, and Scott DeVeaux. Thus, the chapter goes on to discuss just what exactly is meant by the term jazz community, and how it can be capture accurately, encompassing race, gender, and other assumed identities and behaviors.

Keywords:   jazz communities, understanding of jazz, Paul Austerlitz, Eric Nisenson, Scott DeVeaux, jazz community

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