Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader

Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader

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Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader is designed to supplement a textbook for an introductory course in ethnomusicology. It offers a cross section of the best new writing in the field from the last 15-20 years. Many instructors supplement textbook readings and listening assignments with scholarly articles that provide more in-depth information on geographic regions and topics and introduce issues that can facilitate class or small group discussion. These sources serve other purposes as well: they exemplify research technique and format and serve as models for the use of academic language, and collectively they can also illustrate the range of ethnographic method and analytical style in the discipline of ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader serves as a basic introduction to the best writing in the field for students, professors, and music professionals. It is perfect for both introductory and upper level courses in world music.

About Author

Jennifer C. Post is the author of Routledge's Ethnomusicology: A Guide to Research. She is Assistant Professor of Music at Middlebury College and Curator of the Helen Harkness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury. She compiles the "Current Bibliography" and "Current Theses and Dissertations" lists published tri-yearly in the journal Ethnomusicology.


Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction Jennifer C. Post Part I Commodification and Consumption 1. Sultans of Spin: Syrian Sacred Music on the World Stage Jonathan H. Shannon 2. Sounds Like the Mall of America: Programmed Music and the Architectonics of Commercial Space Jonathan Sterne Part II Cultural Tourism and Travel 3. Culture, Tourism and Cultural Tourism: Boundaries and Frontiers in Performances of Balinese Music and Dance Peter Dunbar-Hall 4. Folk Festival as Modern Ritual in the Polish Tatra Mountains Timothy J. Cooley Part III Gender and Sexuality 5. Taiko and the Asian/American Body: Drums, Rising Sun, and the Question of Gender Deborah Wong 6. Empowering Self, Making Choices, Creating Spaces: Black Female Identity via Rap Music Performance Cheryl L. Keyes 7. The Frame Drum in the Middle East: Women, Musical Instruments and Power Veronica Doubleday Part IV Globalization and Glocalization 8. On Redefining the 'Local' through World Music Jocelyne Guilbault 9. The Canned Sardine Spirit Takes the Mic Marina Roseman 10. A Musical Instrument Travels Around the World: Jenbe Playing in Bamako, West Africa, and Beyond Rainer Polak Part V Media, Technology, and Technoculture 11. Mozart in Mirrorshades: Ethnomusicology, Technology, and the Politics of Representation Rene T. A. Lysloff 12. Technology and the Production of Islamic Space: The Call to Prayer in Singapore Tong Soon Lee 13. Acting Up, Talking Tech: New York Rock Musicians and Their Metaphors of Technology Leslie C. Gay, Jr. Part VI Nationalism and Transnationalism 14. The Sonic Dimensions of Nationalism in Modern China: Musical Representation and Transformation Sue Tuohy 15. Russia's New Anthem and the Negotiation of National Identity J. Martin Daughtry 16. 'Mezanmi, Kouman Nou Ye? My Friends, How Are You?': Musical Constructions of the Haitian Transnation Gage Averill 17.'Indian' Music in the Diaspora: Case Studies of "Chutney" in Trinidad and in London Tina K. Ramnarine Part VII Place and Embodiment 18. The Embodiment of Salsa: Musicians, Instruments and the Performance of a Latin Style and Identity Patria Roman-Velazquez 19. Dueling Landscapes: Singing Places and Identities in Highland Bolivia Tom Solomon Part VIII Racial and Ethnic Identities 20. American Indian Rap and Reggae: Dancing To the Beat of a Different Drummer' Neal Ullestad 21. From 'I'm a Lapp' to 'I am Saami': Popular Music and Changing Images of Indigenous Ethnicity in Scandinavia Richard Jones-Bamman Part IX Social and Political Action 22. Cajun Music, Cultural Revival: Theorizing Political Action in Popular Music Mark Mattern 23. Nitmiluk: Place and Empowerment in Australian Aboriginal Popular Music Chris Gibson and Peter Dunbar-Hall 24. Culture, Conservation and Community Reconstruction: Explorations in Advocacy Ethnomusicology and Participatory Action Research in Northern KwaZulu Natal Angela Impey Glossary Research resources Books and articles Audio recordings Video recordings Web sites Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780415972048
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 458
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  • weight: 816
  • ISBN10: 0415972043

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