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Description - Experiencing Ethnomusicology by Simone Kruger

Simone KrA ger provides an innovative account of the transmission of ethnomusicology in European universities, and explores the ways in which students experience and make sense of their musical and extra-musical encounters. By asking questions as to what students learn about and through world musics (musically, personally, culturally), KrA ger argues that musical transmission, as a reflector of social and cultural meaning, can impact on students' transformations in attitude and perspectives towards self and other. In doing so, the book advances current discourse on the politics of musical representation in university education as well as on ethnomusicology learning and teaching, and proposes a model for ethnomusicology pedagogy that promotes in students a globally, contemporary and democratically informed sense of all musics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754667780
ISBN-10: 0754667782
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 254
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simone Kruger

Simone Kruger is a Senior Lecturer in Music at Liverpool John Moores University (UK) where she leads higher education courses and modules on globalisation, world music studies, popular music studies, and the role of music in culture. Simone Kruger publishes in the areas of educational anthropology, ethnomusicology 'at home', and globalisation. Besides her monograph Experiencing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Learning in European Universities, she is completing a jointly authored book entitled Media and Globalised Cultures. Simone Kruger is a committee member of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. For further information, please see

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