Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Volume II

1st Edition

Jennifer C. Post

Published September 25, 2017
Textbook - 336 Pages
ISBN 9781138217881 - CAT# Y291250

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Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Volume II provides an overview of developments in the study of ethnomusicology in the twenty-first century, offering an introduction to contemporary issues relevant to the field. Nineteen essays, written by an international array of scholars, highlight the relationship between current issues in the discipline and ethnomusicologists’ engagement with issues such as advocacy, poverty and social participation, maintaining intangible cultural heritages, and ecological concerns. It provides a forum for rethinking the discipline’s identity in terms of major themes and issues to which ethnomusicologists have turned their attention since Volume I published in 2005.

The collection of essays is organized into six sections:

  • Property and Rights
  • Applied Practice
  • Knowledge and Agency
  • Community and Social Space
  • Embodiment and Cognition
  • Curating Sound

Volume II serves as a basic introduction to the best writing in the field for students, professors, and music professionals, perfect for both introductory and upper level courses in world music. Together with the first volume, Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Volume II provides a comprehensive survey of current research directions.


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