Through his meticulous study of 48 indie-rock musicians aspiring musical success, Ramirez sketches a captivating picture of the motivations, considerations, and concerns of these musicians and their endeavors to make music their vocation. In its essence, the book aims to answer a question that lies at the heart of most cultural work: How do persons aspiring for a job that is often perceived as leisure negotiate expectations of “serious” careers and the (gendered) economic realities offered by adulthood?

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1177/0730888419831729, hdl.handle.net/1765/123707
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Schaap, J.C.F. (2019, February 9). Book Review: Destined for Greatness. Passions, Dreams, and Aspirations in a College Music Town by Ramirez, M. (2018). doi:10.1177/0730888419831729