In his summary of six years of ethnographic field research td “The Portable Community: Mobility and Modernization in Bluegrass Festival Life,” Robert Owen Gardner of the University of Colorado at Boulder examined participants’ involvement in bluegrass music and festival culture in the American West. “Participants left their community-starved home neighborhoods to cultivate what I refer to as ‘portable communities,’” Gardner says.
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