The New (Ethno)musicologies / Edition 1by Henry Stobart
Pub. Date: 05/05/2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Over the past twenty years, a range of radical developments has revolutionized musicology, leading certain practitioners to describe their discipline as 'New.' What has happened to ethnomusicology during this period? Have its theories, methodologies, and values remain rooted in the 1970s and 1980s or have they also transformed? What directions might or should it
Over the past twenty years, a range of radical developments has revolutionized musicology, leading certain practitioners to describe their discipline as 'New.' What has happened to ethnomusicology during this period? Have its theories, methodologies, and values remain rooted in the 1970s and 1980s or have they also transformed? What directions might or should it take in the new millennium? The New (Ethno)musicologies seeks to answer these questions by addressing and critically examining key issues in contemporary ethnomusicology. Set in two parts, the volume explores ethnomusicology's shifting relationship to other disciplines and to its own 'mythic' histories and plots a range of potential developments for its future. It attempts to address how ethnomusicology might be viewed by those working both inside and outside the discipline and what its broader contribution and relevance might be within and beyond the academy. Henry Stobart has collected essays from key figures in ethnomusicology and musicology, including Caroline Bithell, Martin Clayton, Fabian Holt, Jim Samson, and Abigail Wood, as well as Europea series editors, Martin Stokes and Philip V. Bohlman. The engaging result presents a range of perspectives, reflecting on disciplinary change, methodological developments, and the broader sphere of music scholarship in a fresh and unique way, and will be a key source for students and scholars.
Table of Contents
Series Editors' Foreword Philip V. Bohlman Martin Stokes vii
Introduction Henry Stobart 1
Questions of Discipline
Perspectives on Ethnomusicology
A View from Musicology Jim Samson 23
Why I'm Not an Ethnomusicologist: A View from Anthropology Michelle Bigenho 28
A View from Popular Music Studies: Genre Issues Fabian Holt 40
We Are All (Ethno)musicologists Now Nicholas Cook 48
Exorcising the Ancestors?
Ethnomusicology, Alterity, and Disciplinary Identity; or "Do We Still Need an Ethno-?" "Do We Still Need an -ology?" Laudan Nooshin 71
Praisesong to the Ancestors and the Post-New Nuclear Family Caroline Bithell 76
Beyond the Academy Tina K. Ramnarine 83
Other Ethnomusicologies, Another Musicology: The Serious Play of Disciplinary Alterity Philip V. Bohlman 95
A New Ethnomusicology?
Ethnomusicology, Intermusability, and Performance Practice John Baily 117
Toward an Ethnomusicology of Sound Experience Martin Clayton 135
E-Fieldwork: A Paradigm for the Twenty-first Century? Abigail Wood 170
New Directions in Ethnomusicology: Seven Themestoward Disciplinary Renewal Jonathan P. J. Stock 188
Afterword Martin Stokes 207
About the Contributors 217
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