Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology

Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology

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ISBN-13: 9780195109115
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Timothy J. Cooley is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is the author of Making Music in the Polish Tatras: Tourists, Ethnographers, and Mountain Musicians. He serves as the editor of Ethnomusicology, the journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and is the president of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California Chapter.

Gregory Barz is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbuilt University, and the general editor of the African Soundscapes book series. He serves as African Music editor for the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and is the author of Singing for Life: HIV/AIDS and Music in Uganda, which has been nominated for a Grammy Award and Music in East Africa: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture.

Table of Contents


Foreword   Bruno Nettl     v
Contributors     xiii
Casting Shadows: Fieldwork Is Dead! Long Live Fieldwork! Introduction   Timothy J. Cooley   Gregory Barz     3
Knowing Fieldwork   Jeff Todd Titon     25
Toward a Mediation of Field Methods and Field Experience in Ethnomusicology   Timothy Rice     42
Phenomenology and the Ethnography of Popular Music: Ethnomusicology at the Juncture of Cultural Studies and Folklore   Harris M. Berger     62
Moving: From Performance to Performative Ethnography and Back Again   Deborah Wong     76
Virtual Fieldwork: Three Case Studies   Timothy J. Cooley   Katharine Meizel   Nasir Syed     90
Fieldwork at Home: European and Asian Perspectives   Jonathan P. J. Stock   Chou Chiener     108
Working with the Masters   James Kippen     125
The Ethnomusicologist, Ethnographic Method, and the Transmission of Tradition   Kay Kaufman Shelemay     141
Shadows in the Classroom: Encountering the Syrian Jewish Research Project Twenty Years Later   Judah M. Cohen     157
What's the Difference? Reflections on Gender and Research in Village India   Carol M. Babiracki     167
(Un)doing Fieldwork: Sharing Songs, Sharing Lives   Michelle Kisliuk     183
Confronting the Field(note) In and Out of the Field: Music, Voices, Texts, and Experiences in Dialogue   Gregory F. Barz     206
The Challenges of Human Relations in Ethnographic Inquiry: Examples from Arctic and Subarctic Fieldwork   Nicole Beaudry     224
Returning to the Ethnomusicological Past   Philip V. Bohlman     246
Theories Forged in the Crucible of Action: The Joys, Dangers, and Potentials of Advocacy and Fieldwork   Anthony Seeger     271
References     289
Index     313

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