Western Music and Its Others: Difference, Representation, and Appropriation in Music / Edition 1

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Overview


This innovative collection of articles offers a major comprehensive overview of new developments in cultural theory as applied to Western music. Addressing a broad range of primarily twentieth-century music, the authors examine two related phenomena: musical borrowings or appropriations, and how music has been used to construct, evoke, or represent difference of a musical or a sociocultural kind.

The essays scrutinize a diverse body of music and discuss a range of significant examples, among them musical modernism's idealizing or ambivalent relations with popular, ethnic, and non-Western music; exoticism and orientalism in the experimental music tradition; the representation of others in Hollywood film music; music's role in the formation and contestation of collective identities, with reference to Jewish and Turkish popular music; and issues of representation and difference in jazz, world music, hip hop, and electronic dance music.

Written by leading scholars from disciplines including historical musicology, sociology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, popular music studies, and film studies, the essays provide unprecedented insights into how cultural identities and differences are constructed in music.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520220843
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 409
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Georgina Born lectures on the sociology of culture at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of Emmanuel College in Cambridge. She is the author of Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde (California, 1995). David Hesmondhalgh is Research Fellow in Sociology at the Open University.
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Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION: On Difference, Representation, and Appropriation in Music
I. Postcolonial Analysis and Music Studies (David Hesmondhalgh and Georgina
Born)
II. Musical Modernism, Postmodernism, and Others (Georgina Born)
III. Othering, Hybridity, and Fusion in Transnational Popular Musics (David
Hesmondhalgh and Georgina Born)
IV. Music and the Representation/Articulation of Sociocultural Identities
(Georgina Born)
V. Techniques of the Musical Imaginary (Georgina Born)

CHAPTERS
1. Musical Belongings: Western Music and Its Low-Other (Richard Middleton)
2. Race, Orientalism, and Distinction in the Wake of the "Yellow Peril"
(Jann Pasler)
3. Bartók, the Gypsies, and Hybridity in Music (Julie Brown)
4. Modernism, Deception, and Musical Others: Los Angeles circa 1940 (Peter
Franklin)
5. Experimental Oriental: New Music and Other Others (John Corbett)
6. Composing the Cantorate: Westernizing Europe's Other Within (Philip V.
Bohlman)
7. East, West, and Arabesk (Martin Stokes)
8. Scoring the Indian: Music in the Liberal Western (Claudia Gorbman)
9. The Poetics and Politics of Pygmy Pop (Steven Feld)
10. International Times: Fusions, Exoticism, and Antiracism in Electronic
Dance Music (David Hesmondhalgh)
11. The Discourse of World Music (Simon Frith)

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Introduction

On Difference, Representation, and Appropriation in Music

I. Postcolonial Analysis and Music Studies (David Hesmondhalgh and Georgina

Born)

II. Musical Modernism, Postmodernism, and Others (Georgina Born)

III. Othering, Hybridity, and Fusion in Transnational Popular Musics (David

Hesmondhalgh and Georgina Born)

IV. Music and the Representation/Articulation of Sociocultural Identities

(Georgina Born)

V. Techniques of the Musical Imaginary (Georgina Born)

CHAPTERS

1. Musical Belongings: Western Music and Its Low-Other (Richard Middleton)

2. Race, Orientalism, and Distinction in the Wake of the "Yellow Peril"

(Jann Pasler)

3. Bartók, the Gypsies, and Hybridity in Music (Julie Brown)

4. Modernism, Deception, and Musical Others: Los Angeles circa 1940 (Peter

Franklin)

5. Experimental Oriental: New Music and Other Others (John Corbett)

6. Composing the Cantorate: Westernizing Europe's Other Within (Philip V.

Bohlman)

7. East, West, and Arabesk (Martin Stokes)

8. Scoring the Indian: Music in the Liberal Western (Claudia Gorbman)

9. The Poetics and Politics of Pygmy Pop (Steven Feld)

10. International Times: Fusions, Exoticism, and Antiracism in Electronic

Dance Music (David Hesmondhalgh)

11. The Discourse of World Music (Simon Frith

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