New and Published Books
1-10 of 11 results in Current Research in Ethnomusicology: Outstanding Dissertations
Few other nations have undergone as profound a change in their social, political, and cultural life as Mongolia did in the twentieth century. Beginning the century as a largely rural, nomadic, and tradition-oriented society, the nation was transformed by the end of this century into a largely...
Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge
From Real Roma to Imaginary Gypsies in Western Music
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge
Kikuoka Hiroaki and Nagauta Shamisen in Tokyo
Shaped by Japanese Music is an in-depth analysis of the musical world of an individual performer, composer, and teacher. Using an ethnographic approach, this study situates musical analysis in the context of its creation, demonstrating that traditional Japanese music is hardly an archaic song form...
Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge
Village Voices and Urban Views
While many Western scholars have discussed the technical aspects of Balinese music or the traditional contexts for performance, little has been written in Western languages about Balinese discourses on their music. This dissertation seeks to understand the experience of music in Bali according to...
Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge
This book challenges the monolithic portrayals of folk music and social change under communism by making a case for "people's music" and shows how new folk music embodies an inherently pluralistic concept of Yugoslavia's culture....
Published September 27th 2012 by Routledge
Gender in the Music and Dance of the Baganda People of Uganda
Originally a royal court dance, baakisimba asserted the authority of the king as the head of Baganda society. After the abolition of kingship in 1967, baakisimba dance began to be performed in other contexts, with women sometimes playing the accompanying drums-traditionally a man's role-and with...
Published August 29th 2005 by Routledge
Azerbaijanian Mugam in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods
Song from the Land of Fire explores Azerbaijanian musical culture, a subject previously unexamined by American and European scholars. This book contains notations of mugham performance--a fusion of traditional poetry and musical improvisation--and analysis of hybrid genres, such as mugham-operas...
Published July 28th 2003 by Routledge
Music, Gender and Identity in Flamenco Song
This book provides an in-depth ethnographic investigation of the greatly underestimated and underappreciated contributions of women singers, the cantaoras, to the creation, transmission and innovation in flamenco song. Situating the study of flamenco in the context of social and political currents...
Published March 27th 2003 by Routledge
Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in the Mangue Movement and the "New Music Scene" of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
"Maracatu Atômico" is the first academic work to investigate the mangue movement, one of Brazil's most vital pop culture trends of the last thirty years, and the related "new music scene" of Northeast Brazil. Contending with the widespread poverty and social problems, mangue places a renewed value...
Published September 19th 2002 by Routledge
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
Published September 12th 2002 by Routledge
Maracatu Atomico: Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in the Mangue Movement and the "New Music Scene" of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
To Be Published April 14th 2015
Baakisimba: Gender in the Music and Dance of the Baganda People of Uganda
To Be Published May 28th 2015