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Iranian Classical Music
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Iranian Classical Music

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-03-02
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Questions of creativity, and particularly the processes which underlie creative performance or ’improvisation’, form some of the central areas of interest in current musicology. Yet the predominant discourses on which musicological thought in this area are based have rarely been challenged. In this book Laudan Nooshin interrogates musicological discourses of creativity from the perspective of critical theory and postcolonial studies, examining their ideological underpinnings, the relationships of alterity which they sustain, and the profound implications for our understanding of creative processes in music. The repertoire which forms the book’s main focus is Iranian classical music, a ...

Underground, Overground
  • Language: en

Underground, Overground

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: Unknown
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 358

Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia

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 on some of the most contested social issues, most notably in relation to nationhood, gender and religion. Individual chapters examine the ways in which music serves as a forum for playing out issues of power, ideology, resistance and subversion. How does music become a space for promoting - or conversely, resisting or subverting - particular ide...

World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 762

World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East

Divided by region and subregion, this volume examines the indigenous music of different countries, its current status, major performers, and special instruments.

The Ethnomusicology of Western Art Music
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

The Ethnomusicology of Western Art Music

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-09-22
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Since the late 1980s, the boundaries between the ‘musicologies’ have become increasingly blurred. Most notably, a growing number of musicologists have become interested in the ideas and methodologies of ethnomusicology, and in particular, in applying one of the central methodological tools of ethnomusicology – ethnography – to the study of Western ‘art’ music, a tradition which had previously been studied primarily through scores, recordings and other historical sources. Alongside this, since the 1970s a small number of ethnomusicologists have also written about Western art music, thus complicating the idea of ethnomusicology as the study of ‘other’ music. Indeed, there has b...

Migrating Music
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Migrating Music

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-03-31
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Migrating Music considers the issues around music and cosmopolitanism in new ways. Whilst much of the existing literature on ‘world music’ questions the apparently world-disclosing nature of this genre – but says relatively little about migration and mobility – diaspora studies have much to say about the latter, yet little about the significance of music. In this context, this book affirms the centrality of music as a mode of translation and cosmopolitan mediation, whilst also pointing out the complexity of the processes at stake within it. Migrating music, it argues, represents perhaps the most salient mode of performance of otherness to mutual others, and as such its significance in socio-cultural change rivals – and even exceeds – literature, film, and other language and image-based cultural forms. This book will serve as a valuable reference tool for undergraduate and postgraduate students with research interests in cultural studies, sociology of culture, music, globalization, migration, and human geography.

Music, Power, and Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Music, Power, and Politics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004-12-22
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Music, Power, and Politics presents sixteen different cultural perspectives on the concept of music as a site of socio-political struggle. Essays by scholars from around the world explore the means by which music's long-acknowledged potential to persuade, seduce, indoctrinate, rouse, incite, or even silence listeners, has been used to advance agendas of power and protest. The essays included examine: music used to convey political ideology in Nazi Germany, apartheid-era South Africa, and modern-day North Korea postcolonial musical efforts to reclaim ethnic heritage in Serbia and the Caribbean music as a means of establishing new cultural identities for recently empowered social groups in the UK and Brazil the subversion of racial stereotypes through popular music in the USA music as a tool of popular resistance to oppressive government policies in modern day Iran and the Bolivian Andes

The New (Ethno)musicologies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 234

The New (Ethno)musicologies

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.

Bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music
  • Language: en
Journal of the Indian Musicological Society
  • Language: en

Journal of the Indian Musicological Society

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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