Transforming ethnomusicology : methodologies, institutional structures & policies /

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Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States ; Oxford, United Kingdom, p.1 online resource (viii, 272 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00916186, (OCoLC)fst01892738, Applied ethnomusicology., Ethnomusicology., fast


Includes bibliographical references and index.Volume 1. Transforming Ethnomusicology / Beverley Diamond and Salwa El Shawan Castelo Branco ; Changing Praxis and Ethical Practice: Lessons for Ethnomusicology from Applied ; Anthropology / Tony Seeger ; Applied Ethnomusicology in SEM and ICTM Contexts / Svanibor Pettan ; Collaborative Ethnography: Trends, Developments, and Opportunities / Luke Eric Lassiter ; Sincerely Outspoken : Towards an Activist-Oriented Critical Ethnomusicology / David A. McDonald ; Representing Music Research for Reformulating Refugee Camp Policies in Kenya / Oliver Shao ; Praxis through Honk : The Rise of Politically Active, Pedagogically Inclusive Street ; Brass Bands in the United States / Becky Liebman ; Zaf Fatra (The Affair of Trash) and the Affair of Scholarly Engagement / Rebecca Dirksen ; Activist Research as Intervention / Tan, Sooi Beng ; On Not Knowing : Academically Based Community Service, Faith ; Based Organizations, and the Transformation of Ethnomusicological Praxis / Nina Ohman and Carol Muller ; The Arts of Transitional Justice : Truth-telling and Memory in South Sudan / Angela Impey ; Witnessing : A Methodology / Deborah Wong"Transforming Ethnomusicology aims to deepen and broaden the dialogue about social engagement within the discipline of ethnomusicology. It draws upon a very wide array of perspectives that stem from different ethnocultural contexts, philosophical histories, and cultural situations. Volume One begins with overviews of ethical praxis and collaboration in different countries and institutions. Some of the following studies reflect on the challenges that ethnomusicologists have faced and the strategies they have adopted when working in situations as diverse and challenging as the courtrooms of America, the refugee camps of Kenya, the post-earthquake urban context of Haiti, and war-torn South Sudan. Other studies reflect on community activism and the complexities of sustaining and reviving cultural traditions. The final chapter offers a new perspective on disciplinary practice and methodology by examining the power relations implicit in ethnography and the potential of shifting our position to "witnessing." Volume Two focuses on social and ecological issues and includes Indigenous perspectives from America, Australia, and South Africa. The volume as a whole recognizes the interlinking of colonial and environmental damage as institutions that failed to respect the land and its peoples. As in chapter one, the authors deal with the challenging circumstances of the present day where historical practices, and modern neoliberal institutions threaten the creation and sustaining of musical knowledge, the memory of the land (both urban and rural), and the dignity of human life. As in Volume One, the second volume ends with a model for change, a radical rethinking of the structure of knowledge already underway in Brazil"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 20, 2021).