The Global Circulations of Jazz


  • Stéphane Dorin University of Limoges




Globalization, Jazz, History, Sociology, Anthropology

Author Biography

Stéphane Dorin, University of Limoges

Stéphane Dorin is Professor of Sociology at the University of Limoges and a member of the GRESCO Research team. He has done a fieldwork on the jazz and rock scene in Calcutta and the relationship between cultural globalization and popular music in India. He has also surveyed jazz, contemporary and classical music audiences. His recent research focuses on the transformations of musical taste and lifestyles in the digital age.


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How to Cite

Dorin, S. (2016). Editorial: The Global Circulations of Jazz. Jazz Research Journal, 10(1-2), 5–12. https://doi.org/10.1558/jazz.v10i1-2.29354