The Cultural Study Of Music / Edition 1

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The Cultural Study of Music is an anthology of new writings that serves as a basic textbook on music and culture. Increasingly, music is being studied as it relates to specific cultures—not only by ethnomusicologists, but by traditional musicologists as well. Drawing on writers from music, anthropology, sociology, and the related fields, the book both defines the field—i.e., "What is the relation between music and culture?"—and then presents case studies of particular issues in world musics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415938457
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/30/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 0.78 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Clayton is visiting Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago, and Lecturer in Ethnomusciology at the Open University. Richard Middletown is Professor of Music at the University of Newcastle. Trevor Herbert is of Professor of Music at the Open University.

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Table of Contents

Music Studies and the Idea of Culture 1
1 Music and Biocultural Evolution 19
2 Musicology, Anthropology, History 31
3 Music and Culture: Historiographies of Disjuncture 45
4 Comparing Music, Comparing Musicology 57
5 Music and Social Categories 69
6 Music and Mediation: Toward a New Sociology of Music 80
7 Music and Everyday Life 92
8 Music, Culture, and Creativity 102
9 Music and Psychology 113
10 Subjectivity Rampant! Music, Hermeneutics, and History 124
11 Historical Musicology: Is It Still Possible? 136
12 Social History and Music History 146
13 Musical Autonomy Revisited 159
14 Textual Analysis or Thick Description? 171
15 Music, Experience, and the Anthropology of Emotion 181
16 Musical Materials, Perception, and Listening 193
17 Music as Performance 204
18 Of Mice and Dogs: Music, Gender, and Sexuality at the Long Fin de Siecle 215
19 Contesting Difference: A Critique of Africanist Ethnomusicology 227
20 What a Difference a Name Makes: Two Instances of African-American Popular Music 238
21 Locating the People: Music and the Popular 251
22 Music Education, Cultural Capital, and Social Group Identity 263
23 The Cultural Study of Musical Instruments 274
24 The Destiny of "Diaspora" in Ethnomusicology 284
25 Globalization and the Politics of World Music 297
26 Music and the Market: The Economics of Music in the Modern World 309
References 321
Notes on Contributors 355
Index 361
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