The Revival of the Vinyl Record. A practice-theoretical approach
A practice-theoretical approach
Sociological Discussions 5, Åbo 2019
Häftad, 101 sidor
Even though music has been made more accessible than ever thanks to online music streaming platforms like Spotify, an increasing number of consumers like to do things the hard way. The vinyl record, i.e., a format for music production that had already been declared obsolete by most music lovers, has made a remarkable comeback.
By taking a practice-theoretical approach, the author tries to make sense of this phenomenon by asking why some consumers are willing to spend not only more money, but also more time and energy on consuming music in the form of vinyl records. This rather straightforward question reveals some interesting aspects of an increasingly digitalized society and the sometimes surprising consequences it has for everyday life.