William G. Roy

2012-RoyWilliam Roy is Professor of Sociology at UCLA and author of Socializing Capital: The Rise of the Large Corporation in the United States (Princeton University Press, 1997), Making Societies:  The Historical Construction of Our World (Pine Forge, 2001), and Reds, Whites and Blues:  Social Movements, Folk Music, and Race in America (Princeton University Press, 2011).  His current research seeks to explain how the genre system of categorization arose in American popular music.

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