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  • 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...

  • Creating Global Music in Turkeyby Koray Degirmenci

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99

    Creating Global Music in Turkey mainly analyzes how the local and global interact in the very place that is defined as the ?local? by the global cultural system. It examines the different music traditions in Turkey as they are incorporated into the world music markets. more...

  • Culture on the Marginsby Jon Cruz

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 49.95

    In Culture on the Margins, Jon Cruz recounts the "discovery" of black music by white elites in the nineteenth century, boldly revealing how the episode shaped modern approaches to studying racial and ethnic cultures. Slave owners had long heard black song making as meaningless "noise." Abolitionists began to attribute social and political meaning... more...

  • Debating the Pastby Raul R. Romero

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 114.99

    This volume examines how the search for "cultural authenticity," the dispute over the past, and the role of "modernity" have been instrumental in building the regional musical culture of the Mantaro Valley, a central Peruvian region with about half a million inhabitants. How these people have addressed concerns over the loss of... 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...

  • Die Melodien der lateinischen Osterfeiernby Johannes Janota; Ute Evers

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 587.00

    For the first time, this works makes accessible all Easter ceremonies combined with melodies which have been transmitted from the Middle Ages and the early modern era. The body of works comprises 375 Easter ceremonies, primarily from German-speaking countries, but its collection area extends across Europe. With individual commentaries... more...

  • Different Drummersby Martin Munro

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    Long a taboo subject among critics, rhythm finally takes center stage in this book's dazzling, wide-ranging examination of diverse black cultures across the New World. Martin Munro?s groundbreaking work traces the central?and contested?role of music in shaping identities, politics, social history, and artistic expression. Starting with enslaved African... more...

  • Don't Stop Thinking About the Musicby Benjamin S. Schoening; Eric T. Kasper

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 37.99

    The book discusses the use of music in presidential campaigns and the factors that have caused changes to occur (1) within the music used by campaigns and(2) music developed independent of those campaigns. The work explores American political development with respect to presidential campaigns, music, and politics, thus making it a great supplement... more...

  • The Early Years of Folk Musicby David Dicaire

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    This history of folk music looks at musicians, collectors and other figures from around the world. The book presents an overview of international folk roots from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century and shows the contributions of the artists and the evolution of folk music as a force for political and social change. Profiles of Pete... 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...