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  • Branch Today Gone Tomorrowby Brett King

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.00

    In the wake of the global financial crisis, retail bankers face another equally challenging shift to their business in the near term – the demise of the branch. more...

  • The Ballad Collectors of North Americaby Scott B. Spencer

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    Both biographical and topical, The Ballad Collectors of North America chronicles those individuals most influential in the gathering of North American folksongs and investigates the two leading schools of thought regarding the collection process, the leading proponents of those schools, and the projects shaped by them. Contributors also reflect... more...

  • Music of the Common Tongueby Christopher Small

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    ?A magnificent book about Afro-American music and its impact on western culture. ??Race and Class more...

  • Celtic Modernby Martin Stokes; Philip V. Bohlman

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 46.99

    The book certainly raises questions, and avoids the pat answers to questions of identity and location provided by the growing number of popularisations of the field currently available....... more...

  • Our Ancient National Airsby Karen McAulay

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performanceby Susan H. Motherway

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    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...

  • Loading the Silenceby Linda Ioanna Kouvaras

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • Songs from the Edge of Japan: Music-making in Yaeyama and Okinawaby Dr Matt Gillan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    Songs from the Edge of Japan is an ethnographic account of the contemporary performance of the music of Yaeyama, in the south of Japan's Okinawa prefecture. The work includes interviews, analysis of popular and scholarly works in Japanese, musical and lyrical analyses, and accounts of fieldwork carried out in Yaeyama and Okinawa since 2000. more...

  • The British Folk Revivalby Dr Michael Brocken

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95

    The British Folk Revival is the very first historical and theoretical work to consider the post-war folk revival in Britain from a popular music studies perspective. Michael Brocken charts the revival from its origins in left-wing political ideology through to the convergence of folk and pop during the 1950s and 1960s, and the fragmentation and constriction... more...

  • Music Theory in Mamluk Cairoby Professor Owen Wright

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    The ""yat al-ma"l"b f" 'ilm al-adw"r wa-'l-"ur"b by Ibn Kurr is the only theoretical text of any substance that can be considered representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the first half of the fourteenth century CE. Indeed, nothing comparable survives from the whole Mamluk period, which... more...