Jerome Hendricks

Hendricks Photo 2Jerome M. Hendricks is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His research interests include the construction and negotiation of value, organizations, organizing, and field change. His current research explores the actions of intermediary firms in periods of rapid technological change. Utilizing the digital shift in the music retail industry, this study examines the curious survival of independent record stores in a market no longer dependent upon physical products or brick-and-mortar retailers. Similar to previous works on narratives of change, his current work looks at the implementation and negotiation of symbolic resources and the extent to which these meaning-making processes produce differential material outcomes for invested actors.