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Description - Ethnicity, Identity and Music by Martin Stokes

- Directly relevant to the needs of teachers and researchers in music, musicology, ethnomusicology and social anthropology. This book examines the significance of music in the construction of identities and ethnicities, and suggests ways to understand music as social practice. The authors focus on the role of music in the construction of national and regional identities; the media and 'postmodern identity'; concepts of authenticity; aesthetics; meaning; performance; 'world music'; and the use of music as a focus for discursive evocations of 'place'. The chapters tackle a wide range of subjects including 16th century etiquette, Celtic music and Chopin. The volume will be of interest to social anthropologists, and those working in the fields of cultural studies, politics, gender studies, musicology and folklore.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781859730416
ISBN-10: 1859730418
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Stokes

Martin Stokes University of Chicago

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