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- Australian Academic Press 2009; US$ 23.95
Autoethnography is an autobiographical genre that connects the personal to the cultural, social, and political. The synergies between music and autoethnography are promising, ready to be fully realised. For the first time, this edited volume explores these synergies by presenting work in which the relationship between these two areas is explored through... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 54.99
This collection of essays addresses and critically examines key issues in contemporary ethnomusicology. Set in two parts, the volume explores ethnomusicology's shifting disciplinary relationships and plots a range of potential developments for its future. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 45.99
Is the music world clinging to an outdated school of thought in ethnomusicology? Nercessian shows how the theory of cultural relativism continues to detrimentally pervade ethnomusicological thought, and then offers a solution that may better serve musical study in today's more globalized world. At the heart of cultural relativism, which seeks to avoid... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95
Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds each through a single "piece." It focuses on a musical sound or object that provides a springboard from which to tell a story about a particular geographic region, introducing key aspects of the cultures in which... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 57.99
In This Thing Called Music: Essays in Honor of Bruno Nettl, editors Victoria Lindsay Levine and Philip V. Bohlman salute not only a great scholar and beloved teacher, but also a thinker whose search for the meaning and ontology of music has exerted a global influence. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.95
For courses in ethnomusicological theory. This book covers ethnomusicological theory, exploring some of the underpinnings of different approaches and analyzing differences and commonalities in these orientations. This text addresses how ethnomusicologists have used and applied these theories in ethnographic research. more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
The study of music is always, to some extent, "empirical," in that it involves testing ideas and interpretations against some kind of external reality. But in musicology, the kinds of empirical approaches familiar in the social sciences have played a relatively marginal role, being generally restricted to inter-disciplinary areas such as psychology... 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...