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- University Press of Mississippi 2001; US$ 100.00
A wealth of texts of British and Anglo/North American folksong has long been accessible in both published and archival sources. For two centuries these texts have energized scholarship. Yet in the past three decades this material has languished, as literary theory has held sway over textual study. In this crusading book Roger deV. Renwick argues... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95
Ma'luf, which literally means 'familiar' or 'customary,' bears the auditory traces of music brought to North Africa by Muslim and Jewish refugees escaping the Christian reconquista of Spain between the tenth and seventeenth centuries. This book investigates the place of this orally-transmitted music tradition in contemporary Libyan... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 24.95
Folk Music: The Basics gives a brief introduction to British and American folk music. Drawing upon the most recent and relevant scholarship, it will focus on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music: traditional, local performers; professional collectors; and the advent of professional performers... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95
Karen McAulay traces the complex history of Scottish song collecting, and the publication of major Highland and Lowland collections. Looking at sources, authenticity, collecting methodology and format, McAulay places these collections in their cultural context. Attention is given to some of the performance issues raised, either in correspondence or... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Susan Motherway illustrates the transformative impact of globalization on Irish traditional song performance by examining the ways in which performers mediate the divide between local and global markets. The book portrays patterns of musical change extant within the tradition as a result of globalization, and acknowledges music as a medium for renegotiating... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95
Linda Kouvaras explores the ways in which selected sound art works demonstrate creatively how sound is embedded within local, national, gendered and historical environments. Taking Australian music as its primary - but not sole - focus, the book not only covers discussions of technological advancement, but also engages with aesthetic standpoints, through... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 46.99
This resource offers an opportunity to reflect critically on some of the insistent 'othering' that has accompanied much cultural production in and on the Celtic World, and that have prohibited serious critical engagement with what are sometimes described as the 'traditional' and 'folk' music of Europe. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95
Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression. World Music: A Global Journey , now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world?s major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 30.99
Alexander the Great's life and career are here examined through the major issues surrounding his reign. What were Alexander's ultimate ambitions? Why did he pursue his own deification while alive? Did he actually set the world in a new groove' as has been claimed by some scholars? And was his death natural or the result of a... more...