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  • Music and Globalizationby Bob W. White

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    "World music" emerged as a commercial and musical category in the 1980s, but in some sense music has always been global. Through the metaphor of encounters, Music and Globalization explores the dynamics that enable or hinder cross-cultural communication through music. In the stories told by the contributors, we meet well-known players such as David... more...

  • Essential Songby Lynn Whidden

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 48.95

    Includes audio CD with over 50 Cree hunting songs Essential Song: Three Decades of Northern Cree Music , a study of subarctic Cree hunting songs, is the first detailed ethnomusicology of the northern Cree of Quebec and Manitoba. The result of more than two decades spent in the North learning from the Cree, Lynn Whidden's account discusses the... more...

  • Close to the Edgeby Sujatha Fernandes

    NewSouth 2011; US$ 23.95

    At its rhythmic, beating heart this book asks whether Hip Hop can change the world. Hip Hop – rapping, rhyming, b-boying, d-jaying, graffiti - captured the imagination of the teenage Sujatha Fernandes in the Sydney suburbs in the 1990s, inspiring her and politicising her along the way. Armed with mc-ing skills, academic credentials and an urge... more...

  • Wired for Soundby Paul D. Greene; Thomas Porcello

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    Ethnographically-grounded studies of technology in global music. more...

  • Dichtung und Musik im frühneuzeitlichen Aschkenas (2 vols.)by Diana Matut

    BRILL 2011; US$ 334.00

    The so called Wallich-manuscript is one of the most important sources for the study of Yiddish and German folksongs as well as Purim-plays in the Early Modern period. For the first time, this fascinating collection has now been edited completely and a commentary has been prepared. more...

  • Landscapes of Indigenous Performanceby Fiona Magowan

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    This collection shows how traditional music and dance have responded to colonial control in the past and more recently to other external forces beyond local control. It looks at musical pasts and presents as a continuum of creativity; at contemporary cultural performance as a contested domain; and at cross-cultural issues of recording and teaching... more...

  • Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spainby William Washabaugh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 99.95

    Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spain illustrates the efforts of the current government in southern Spain to establish flamenco music as a significant patrimonial symbol and marker of cultural identity. Further, it aims to demonstrate that these Andalusian efforts form part of the ambitious project of rethinking the nation-state of Spain, and... more...

  • The Games Black Girls Playby Kyra D. Gaunt

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00

    2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology. 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist. When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls... more...

  • Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943by Lawrence Schenbeck

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 60.00

    Racial Uplift and American Music 1878-1943 traces the career of racial uplift ideology as a factor in elite African Americans' embrace of classical music around the turn of the previous century, from the collapse of Reconstruction to the death of composer/conductor R. Nathaniel Dett, whose music epitomized "uplift." After Reconstruction... more...

  • Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australiaby Chris Gibson; John Connell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    This book has an original focus and is structured in two parts: the first discusses broad issues affecting music festivals globally, especially in the context of rural revitalisation. The second part looks in more detail at a range of types of festivals commonly found throughout North America, Europe and Australasia, such as country music, jazz, opera... more...