A Theory of Social Exchanges and Access to Recorded Music Grounded on Data

15 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2010

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Jordi López Sintas

Universitat Autònoma Barcelona; UAB

Konstantina Zerva

University of Barcelona

Ercilia Garcia Alvarez

University of Navarra, IESE Business School

Date Written: October 14, 2010

Abstract

This study contributes to the understanding of how individuals access recorded music, and how they attach meanings to the social exchanges they use to access music. Theoretically we frame the analysis in social exchange theories in order to develop a contextual theory of exchanging music, a theory grounded on data. With that aim, we conducted 23 in-depth interviews with individuals that regularly access music through different ways, and used secondary sources during the process of interpreting data. The theory that emerged from our data explains how individuals attach meanings to the different way of accessing music through social exchanges depending on their personal and contextual cultural capital.

Keywords: Social Exchanges, Music, Access, Socio-Cultural Context, Symbolic Meanings

Suggested Citation

López Sintas, Jordi and López Sintas, Jordi and Zerva, Konstantina and Garcia Alvarez, Ercilia, A Theory of Social Exchanges and Access to Recorded Music Grounded on Data (October 14, 2010). ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture Midterm Conference: Culture and the Making of Worlds, October 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1692143 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1692143

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Konstantina Zerva

University of Barcelona ( email )

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Ercilia Garcia Alvarez

University of Navarra, IESE Business School ( email )

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Barcelona, 08034
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