„Poor Neighbors” – The Structure of the Budapest Jazz Scene

Our research, based on qualitative interviews and survey technique, is the first cultural sociological inquiry that investigates contemporary Hungarian jazz scene focusing on elements of symbolic and economic stratification within the scene. The research focuses on the logic of takings of positions and struggles for legitimacy of jazz musicians considered as creative workers leaning mainly on Pierre Bourdieu’s relational theory of artistic fields. The detailed presentation of some sociological and historical-sociological investigations serves the purpose of situating the research questions and findings in the contemporary scientific discourses on jazz, therefore the study allows the reader to gain insight into our methodological and theoretical “research alchemy”. The main stake of our work is to provide an empirically established model of the creation of and struggles for reputation based on the constructions of reality of the musicians themselves.

Released: Replika 101–102, 147–168.
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