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  • Music as Intangible Cultural Heritageby Keith Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Focussing on music traditions, these essays explore the policy, ideology and practice of preservation and promotion of East Asian intangible cultural heritage. For the first time, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan - states that were amongst the first to establish legislation and systems for indigenous traditions - are considered together. Calls to preserve... more...

  • Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asiaby Laudan Nooshin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    What is it about the history, geographical position and cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia that has made music such a potent and powerful agent? This volume presents the first direct look at the complex relationship between music and power across a range of musical genres and countries. Discourses of power in the region centre... more...

  • Music, Modernity and Locality in Prewar Japan: Osaka and Beyondby Alison Tokita; Hugh de Ferranti

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This anthology addresses the modern musical culture of interwar Osaka and its surrounding Hanshin region. Modernity as experienced in this locale, with its particular historical, geographic and demographic character, and its established traditions of music and performance, gave rise to configurations of the new, the traditional and the hybrid that... more...

  • Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyondby Mark Fitzgerald; John O'Flynn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyond represents the first interdisciplinary volume of chapters on an intricate cultural field that can be experienced and interpreted in manifold ways, whether in Ireland (The Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland), among its diaspora(s), or further afield. While each contributor addresses particular themes... more...

  • Music Theory in Mamluk Cairoby Owen Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The ġyat al-maṭlūb fī ?ilm al-adwr wa-'l-urūb 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 extends from 1260 until the Ottoman invasion... more...

  • Korean Musical Drama: P'ansori and the Making of Tradition in Modernityby Haekyung Um

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    P?ansori is the quintessential traditional Korean musical drama, in which epic tales are sung and narrated by a solo singer accompanied by a drummer. Drawing on her extensive research in Korea and its diasporas, Haekyung Um describes and analyses the creative processes of p?ansori, weaving into her discussion musical, social and cultural aspects that... more...

  • Ethnomusicological Encounters with Music and Musiciansby Timothy Rice

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Designed as a tribute to Robert Garfias, who has conducted field work in more cultures than any other living ethnomusicologist, this volume explores the originating encounter in field work of ethnomusicologists with the musicians and musical traditions they study. The nineteen contributors provide case studies from nearly every corner of the world,... more...

  • Brass Bands of the World: Militarism, Colonial Legacies, and Local Music Makingby Katherine Brucher; Suzel Ana Reily

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Bands structured around western wind instruments are among the most widespread instrumental ensembles in the world. Although these ensembles draw upon European military traditions that spread globally through colonialism, militarism and missionary work, local musicians have adapted the brass band prototype to their home settings, and today these ensembles... more...

  • An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Artsby Terence A. Lancashire

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Japanese folk performing arts incorporate a body of entertainments that range from the ritual to the secular. They may be the ritual dances at Shinto shrines performed to summon and entertain deities; group dances to drive away disease-bearing spirits; or theatrical mime to portray the tenets of Buddhist teachings. These ritual entertainments can have... more...

  • Fiesta de diez pesos: Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cubaby Moshe Morad

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    The ?Special Period? in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterized by the collapse of revolutionary values and social norms, and a way of life conducted by improvised solutions for survival, including hustling and sex-work. During this time there developed a thriving, though constantly harassed and destabilized,... more...