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  • War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistanby John Baily

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    In the 1970s John Baily conducted extensive ethnomusicological research in Afghanistan, principally in the city of Herat but also in Kabul. Then, with Taraki?s coup in 1978, came conflict, war, and the dispersal of many musicians to locations far and wide. This new publication is the culmination of Baily?s further research on Afghan music over the... more...

  • Made in Koreaby Hyunjoon Shin; Seung-Ah Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Made in Korea: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Korean popular music. Each essay covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Korea, first presenting a general description of the history and background of popular music in... more...

  • Music in Contemporary Indian Filmby Jayson Beaster-Jones; Natalie Sarrazin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India?s film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the subcontinent and the South Asian diaspora. In twelve essays... more...

  • A Song to Save the Salish Seaby Mark Pedelty

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    On the coast of Washington and British Columbia sit the misty forests and towering mountains of Cascadia. With archipelagos surrounding its shores and tidal surges of the Salish Sea trundling through the interior, this bioregion has long attracted loggers, fishing fleets, and land developers, each generation seeking successively harder to reach resources... more...

  • Detroit 67by Stuart Cosgrove

    Birlinn 2016; US$ 11.99

    ?Cosgrove weaves a compelling web of circumstance that maps a city struggling with the loss of its youth to the Vietnam War, the hard edge of the civil rights movement and ferocious inner-city rioting . . . a whole-hearted evocation of people and places? ? Independent Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything.... more...

  • Issues in African American Musicby Portia K. Maultsby; Mellonee V. Burnim

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 72.95

    Issues in African American Music: Power, Gender, Race, Representation is a collection of twenty-one essays by leading scholars, surveying vital themes in the history of African American music. Bringing together the viewpoints of ethnomusicologists, historians, and performers, these essays cover topics including the music industry, women and gender,... more...

  • Scoring the Scoreby Ian Sapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Scoring the Score is the first scholarly examination of the orchestrator?s role in the contemporary film industry. Orchestrators are crucial to the production of a film?s score, yet they have not received significant consideration in film-music research. This book sheds light on this often-overlooked yet vital profession. It considers the key processes... more...

  • Sustainable Futures for Music Culturesby Huib Schippers; Catherine Grant

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    The sustainability of music and other intangible expressions of culture has been high on the agenda of scholars, governments and NGOs in recent years. However, there is a striking lack of systematic research into what exactly affects sustainability across music cultures. By analyzing case studies of nine highly diverse music cultures against a single... more...

  • Ritual and Music of North Chinaby Stephen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The rich local traditions of musical life in rural China are still little known. Music-making in village society is largely ceremonial, and shawm bands account for a significant part of such music. This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context. Based in a poor county in Shanxi province in... more...

  • Ritual and Music of North Chinaby Stephen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This second volume of Stephen Jones' work on ritual and musical life in north China, again with an accompanying DVD, gives an impression of music-making in daily life in the poor mountainous region of Shaanbei, northwest China. It conveys some of the diverse musical activities there around 2000, from the barrage of pop music blaring from speakers in... more...