KISMIF Conference 2020

Andy Bennett

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Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Prior to his appointment at Griffith, he held posts at Brock University (Canada) and the Universities of Surrey, Kent, Glasgow, and Durham (UK) and spent two years in Germany working as a music teacher with the Frankfurt Rockmobil project. Andy is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) (and a former Chair of the UK and Ireland IASPM branch). As a member of the British Sociological Association (BSA) (1994 – 2006) he was co-founder of the BSA Youth Study Group. He is a Faculty Associate of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University and an Associate of PopuLUs, the Centre for the Study of the World’s Popular Music at Leeds University. Andy was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sociology (the official TASA journal) between 2009 and 2012. He is currently a member of the Editorial Boards for the journals Cultural Sociology, Journal of Youth Studies, Continuum, Sociology Compass, Perfect Beat and Canadian Journal of Popular Culture.


Research interests
Popular music, youth culture, identity and lifestyle, post-subcultural theory, cultural sociology of everyday and ethnographic methodology.


BENNETT, Andy; WAKSMAN, Steve (eds.) (2015) – The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1446210857.
BENNETT, Andy; TAYLOR, Jodie; WOODWARD, Ian (eds.) (2014) – The Festivalization of Culture. Farnham: Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4094-3198-5
BENNETT, Andy (2013) – Music, style and aging: growing old disgracefully? Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN 978-1-43990-809-9.
WESTON, Donna; BENNETT, Andy (eds.) (2013) – Pop pagans: paganism and popular music. London: Equinox. ISBN 978-1844656479.
BAKER, Sarah; BENNETT, Andy; TAYLOR, Jodie (eds.) (2013) – Redefining mainstream popular music. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-80782-1.
BENNETT, Andy; HODKINSON, Paul (eds.) (2012) – Ageing and youth cultures: music, style and identity. Oxford: Berg. ISBN 978-1847888358.
BENNETT, Andy (2005) – Culture and everyday life. London: Sage. ISBN 0-7619-6390-1.
BENNETT, Andy; PETERSON, Richard (2004) – Music scenes: local, translocal and virtual. EUA: Vanderbilt University Press. ISBN 0-8265-1451.


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