Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader / Edition 1

Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader / Edition 1

by Jennifer C. Post
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415972048
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/08/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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Meet the 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Sultans of spin : Syrian sacred music on the world stage17
2Sounds like the Mall of America : programmed music and the architectonics of commercial space33
3Culture, tourism, and cultural tourism : boundaries and frontiers in performances of Balinese music and dance55
4Folk festival as modern ritual in the Polish Tatra Mountains67
5Taiko and the Asian/American body : drums, Rising sun, and the question of gender87
6Empowering self, making choices, creating spaces : black female identity via rap music performance97
7The frame drum in the Middle East : women, musical instruments, and power109
8On redefining the "local" through world music137
9The canned sardine spirit takes the mic147
10A musical instrument travels around the world : Jenbe playing in Bamako, West Africa, and beyond161
11Mozart in mirrorshades : ethnomusicology, technology, and the politics of representation189
12Technology and the production of Islamic space : the call to prayer in Singapore199
13Acting up, talking tech : New York rock musicians and their metaphors of technology209
14The sonic dimensions of nationalism in modern China : musical representation and transformation225
15Russia's new anthem and the negotiation of national identity243
16"Mezanmi, Kouman Nou Ye? my friends, how are you?" : musical constructions of the Haitian transnation261
17"Indian" music in the diaspora : case studies of chutney in Trinidad and in London275
18The embodiment of salsa : musicians, instruments, and the performance of a Latin style and identity295
19Dueling landscapes : singing places and identities in highland Bolivia311
20Native American rap and reggae : dancing "to the beat of a different drummer"331
21From "I'm a Lapp" to "I am Saami" : popular music and changing images of indigenous ethnicity in Scandinavia351
22Cajun music, cultural revival : theorizing political action in popular music371
23Nitmiluk : place, politics, and empowerment in Australian aboriginal popular music383
24Culture, conservation, and community reconstruction : explorations in advocacy ethnomusicology and participatory action research in Northern KwaZulu Natal401

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