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Book: Finding Grace in the Concert Hall
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|Community and Meaning Among Springsteen Fans. By Linda K. Randall. Bruce SpringsteenŐs music and performances have provided an emotional outlet for thousands of fans all over the world. Drawing from participant observation, the statements of Springsteen fans, and the life and music of Springsteen, RandallŐs ethnographic treatment documents the ways in which fans are inspired to create a global cultural community. This community functions as a social network, offering emotional support, spirituality, and the motivation for doing good works.
Randall discovers that the sensitivities and values Springsteen instills in his fans are as alive and valid as those experienced by adherents of widely recognized spiritual traditions. Her in-depth examination of the thoughts and actions of these fans reveals that embracing nontraditional spiritual values can engender multifaceted feelings, including trust, hope, and respect for humankind. By acknowledging that a personal spiritual connection can develop outside a sectarian landscape, an appreciation of and tolerance for different belief systems can be cultivated and nourished.
"The ties that bind people together in culture and community are no longer only those described in traditional community ethnographies of village peoples in far-away jungles and deserts. Finding Grace is an ethnography of popular culture in a complex world that has become connected by travel, the Internet, and as seen here, the multiple messages of Bruce Springsteen's 30-year body of music." -- Jeanne Simonelli, from the Foreword
2010, Waveland Press. Softcover, 144 pp.