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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95
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... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99
Are you a fan of world famous girl band Little Mix? Do you want to know everything there is to know about Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade? if so, then this is the book for you. Contained within are over one hundred amazing facts about everything from the girls' upbringing to the band's formation, the many awards they have won and much more.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
The Cultural Study of Music is an anthology of new writings that serves as a basic textbook on music and culture. Increasingly, music is being studied as it relates to specific cultures--not only by ethnomusicologists, but by traditional musicologists as well. Drawing on writers from music, anthropology, sociology, and the related fields, the book... more...
- Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 28.99
Over the past quarter century, music studies in the academy have their postmodern credentials by insisting that our scholarly engagements start and end by placing music firmly within its various historical and social contexts. In Music and the Politics of Negation, James R. Currie sets out to disturb the validity of this now quite orthodox claim.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
What is the relationship between music and culture? The first edition of The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction explored this question with groundbreaking rigor and breadth. Now this second edition refines that original analysis while examining the ways the field has developed in the years since the book?s initial publication. Including... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 99.95
Music as a Science of Mankind offers a philosophical and historical perspective on the intellectual representation of music in British eighteenth-century culture. A particularly rich field of investigation, developed between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, was the British philosophy of the mind and of human understanding which looked at music... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 52.85
Hauptbeschreibung Deutschland spielt im Werk und im Leben Balzacs eine nicht zu unterschätzende Rolle. Nicht nur, dass Balzac Deutschland von verschiedenen Reisen her kannte, er schätzte deutsche Autoren wie Jean Paul und E.T.A. Hoffmann, war mit Heinrich Heine persönlich befreundet und widmete ihm einen seiner Romane, kannte aber auch deutsche Musik... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.65
This is the first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of how humans experience music and to unravel the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 12.25
Since infancy we humans have had a high perceptual sensitivity to both the melodic, rhythmic and dynamic aspects of speech and music. It is, as far as we know, a uniquely human talent for perceiving, interpreting and appreciating music, dating as far back before words were spoken, or even invented. Music has an intriguing way with our hearing, our... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 27.95
A provocative, perceptive study of the cultural dynamics of classical music in American society, Music, Talent, and Performance describes music as a metaphor of the society in which it takes place. Author Henry Kingbury, a conservatory-trained pianist and music educator turned anthropologist forgoes the traditional ethnomusicologist approach... more...