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Description - Performing Ethnomusicology by Ted Solis

Performing Ethnomusicology is the first book to deal exclusively with creating, teaching, and contextualizing academic world music performing ensembles. Considering the formidable theoretical, ethical, and practical issues that confront ethnomusicologists who direct such ensembles, the sixteen essays in this volume discuss problems of public performance and the pragmatics of pedagogy and learning processes. Their perspectives, drawing upon expertise in Caribbean steelband, Indian, Balinese, Javanese, Philippine, Mexican, Central and West African, Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Jewish klezmer ensembles, provide a uniquely informed and many-faceted view of this complicated and rapidly changing landscape. The authors examine the creative and pedagogical negotiations involved in intergenerational and intercultural transmission and explore topics such as reflexivity, representation, hegemony, and aesthetically determined interaction. Performing Ethnomusicology affords sophisticated insights into the structuring of ethnomusicologists' careers and methodologies. This book offers an unprecedented rich history and contemporary examination of academic world music performance in the West, especially in the United States.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520238312
ISBN-10: 0520238311
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 329
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ted Solis

Ted Solis is Professor of Music in the School of Music at Arizona State University.