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- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 64.50
Music and Social Change in South Africa looks at contemporary maskanda-a folk musical genre distinguished by fast guitar picking and blues-style vocal intonation-against the backdrop of South Africa's history. A performance practice that emerged in the early decades of the twentieth century among Zulu migrant workers, maskanda is strongly associated... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Folk music is more than an idealized reminder of a simper past. It reveals a great deal about present-day understandings of community and belonging. It celebrates the shared traditions that define a group or nation. In America, folk music--from African American spirituals to English ballads and protest songs--renders the imagined community more tangible... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99
This book explores how young people living in a former ethnic homeland in post-apartheid Namibia imagine the nation through songs they compose and perform. The author argues that these Oshiwambo-speaking youth draw on conflicting ideologies?hierarchical and egalitarian, nationalist and cosmopolitan?to construct a complex sense of national identity.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
The late Jan Fairley (1949-2012) was a key figure in making world music a significant topic for popular music studies and this book celebrates her contribution to popular music scholarship by gathering her most important work together in a single place. The result is a richly informed and entertaining volume that will be of interest to all scholars... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99
The Militant Song Movement in Latin America examines the history of the militant song movement in Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina, considering their different political stances and musical deportments. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95
This volume addresses the perceived gap between symbolic interaction and ethnomusicological approaches to the study of music. It seeks to bring the fields closer by highlighting some of the complementary theoretical constructs of phenomenology and symbolic interaction as they relate to music studies. The papers, presented at the 2012 Couch-Stone Symposium,... more...
- 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...
- Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99
Musician, producer, manager, rock journalist, indie label executive: Southern California native Bruce Duff has seen and been a part of more rock and roll fantasies come to life than the average guy with long hair and a penchant for living the dream. From playing with the legendary GG Allin, the Angry Samoans' Jeff Dahl, and the Dead Boys' Cheetah... more...