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Stories of Culture and Place

By Michael G. Kenny,Kirsten Smillie
  • ISBN Code: : 1487593716
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
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"This original introduction to cultural anthropology is a textbook like no other. Structured more as a narrative rather than a compendium of facts about cultures and concepts, it invites students to think of anthropology as a series of stories that emerge from cultural encounters in particular times and places. These moments of encounter are illustrated with reference to both classic and contemporary ethnographic examples-from Coming of Age in Samoa to Coming of Age in Second Life-allowing readers to grasp anthropology's sometimes problematic past, while still capturing the excitement and potential of the discipline. The second edition has been updated throughout with fresh ethnographic examples, and features a new introduction, and two new chapters - one on economic anthropology and exchange, and one on health and medicine. As well, an end-of-book Glossary has been added for quick reference. The result is a more streamlined book that offers thorough coverage but is manageable to teach."--

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Presence Through Sound narrates and analyses, through a range of case studies on selected musics of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Tibet, some of the many ways in which music and ‘place’ intersect and are interwoven with meaning in East Asia. It explores how place is significant to the many contexts in which music is made and experienced, especially in contemporary forms of longstanding traditions but also in other landscapes such as popular music and in the design of performance spaces. It shows how music creates and challenges borders, giving significance to geographical and cartographic spaces at local, national, and international levels, and illustrates how music is used to interpret relationships with ecology and environment, spirituality and community, and state and nation. The volume brings together scholars from Australia, China, Denmark, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the UK, each of whom explores a specific genre or topic in depth. Each nuanced account finds distinct and at times different aspects to be significant but, in demonstrating the ability of music to mediate the construction of place and by showing how those who create and consume music use it to inhabit the intimate, and to project themselves out into their surroundings, each points to interconnections across the region and beyond with respect to perception, conception, expression, and interpretation. In Presence Through Sound, ethnomusicology meets anthropology, literature, linguistics, area studies, and – particularly pertinent to East Asia in the twenty-first century – local musicologies. The volume serves a broad academic readership and provides an essential resource for all those interested in East Asia.

Popular Culture

By Imre Szeman,Susie O'Brien
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119140374
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 105
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Book Short Summary:

Popular Culture: A User’s Guide, International Edition ventures beyond the history of pop culture to give readers the vocabulary and tools to address and analyze the contemporary cultural landscape that surrounds them. Moves beyond the history of pop culture to give students the vocabulary and tools to analyze popular culture suitable for the study of popular culture across a range of disciplines, from literary theory and cultural studies to philosophy and sociology Covers a broad range of important topics including the underlying socioeconomic structures that affect media, the politics of pop culture, the role of consumers, subcultures and countercultures, and the construction of social reality Examines the ways in which individuals and societies act as consumers and agents of popular culture Numerous learning features including case studies, real-life examples, suggested activities, boxed features, a glossary, and an instructor’s manual

The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy

By Frank Abrahams,Paul D. Head
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190655097
  • Total of Pages : 776
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 509
  • Pdf File: the-oxford-handbook-of-choral-pedagogy.pdf

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As the landscape of choral education changes - disrupted by Glee, YouTube, and increasingly cheap audio production software - teachers of choral conducting need current research in the field that charts scholarly paths through contemporary debates and sets an agenda for new critical thought and practice. Where, in the digitizing world, is the field of choral pedagogy moving? Editor Frank Abrahams and Paul D. Head, both experienced choral conductors and teachers, offer here a comprehensive handbook of newly-commissioned chapters that provide key scholarly-critical perspectives on teaching and learning in the field of choral music, written by academic scholars and researchers in tandem with active choral conductors. As chapters in this book demonstrate, choral pedagogy encompasses everything from conductors' gestures to the administrative management of the choir. The contributors to The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy address the full range of issues in contemporary choral pedagogy, from repertoire to voice science to the social and political aspects of choral singing. They also cover the construction of a choral singer's personal identity, the gendering of choral ensembles, social justice in choral education, and the role of the choral art in society more generally. Included scholarship focuses on both the United States and international perspectives in five sections that address traditional paradigms of the field and challenges to them; critical case studies on teaching and conducting specific populations (such as international, school, or barbershop choirs); the pedagogical functions of repertoire; teaching as a way to construct identity; and new scholarly methodologies in pedagogy and the voice.

Singing For Life

By Gregory Barz
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136733175
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 638
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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ethnomusicology

By Jennifer C. Post
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136089543
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 376
  • Pdf File: ethnomusicology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader is designed to supplement a textbook for an introductory course in ethnomusicology. It offers a cross section of the best new writing in the field from the last 15-20 years. Many instructors supplement textbook readings and listening assignments with scholarly articles that provide more in-depth information on geographic regions and topics and introduce issues that can facilitate class or small group discussion. These sources serve other purposes as well: they exemplify research technique and format and serve as models for the use of academic language, and collectively they can also illustrate the range of ethnographic method and analytical style in the discipline of ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader serves as a basic introduction to the best writing in the field for students, professors, and music professionals. It is perfect for both introductory and upper level courses in world music.

Music as Intangible Cultural Heritage

By Keith Howard
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317092171
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 858
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Focussing on music traditions, these essays explore the policy, ideology and practice of preservation and promotion of East Asian intangible cultural heritage. For the first time, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan - states that were amongst the first to establish legislation and systems for indigenous traditions - are considered together. Calls to preserve the intangible heritage have recently become louder, not least with increasing UNESCO attention. The imperative to preserve is, throughout the region, cast as a way to counter the perceived loss of cultural diversity caused by globalization, modernization, urbanization and the spread of the mass media. Four chapters - one each on China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan - incorporate a foundational overview of preservation policy and practice of musical intangible cultural heritage at the state level. These chapters are complemented by a set of chapters that explore how the practice of policy has impacted on specific musics, from Confucian ritual through Kam big song to the Okinawan sanshin. Each chapter is based on rich ethnographic data collected through extended fieldwork. The team of international contributors give both insider and outsider perspectives as they both account for, and critique, policy, ideology and practice in East Asian music as intangible cultural heritage.

Transcultural Sound Practices

By Carla J. Maier
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501349589
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 135
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Listening to the sound practices of bands and musicians such as the Asian Dub Foundation or M.I.A., and spanning three decades of South Asian dance music production in the UK, Transcultural Sound Practices zooms in on the concrete sonic techniques and narrative strategies in South Asian dance music and investigates sound as part of a wider assemblage of cultural technologies, politics and practices. Carla J. Maier investigates how sounds from Hindi film music tunes or bhangra tracks have been sampled, cut, looped and manipulated, thus challenging and complicating the cultural politics of sonic production. Rather than conceiving of music as a representation of fixed cultures, this book engages in a study of music that disrupts the ways in which ethnicity has been written into sound and investigates how transcultural sound practices generate new ways of thinking about culture.

Through the Global Lens

By Michael J. Strada
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317342887
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 786
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Through the Global Lens uses a global perspective to analyze human affairs. This text looks at each of the six social sciences (sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, psychology, and geography), and uses case studies, feature film analyses, maps, and photos to highlight important historical events and concepts throughout.

Introduction to Global Studies

By John McCormick
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350933287
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 225
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The second edition of Introduction to Global Studies offers a succinct and authoritative introduction to the important issues and events of our rapidly changing world. It covers all of the key topics in the field, including introductions to history, culture, science, politics and economics, alongside focused surveys on pressing global matters such as human rights, migration, the climate emergency, and health and disease. With learning features that hone in on key themes and debates, such as Global and Local and North and South boxes, this essential text will help you to navigate challenging issues. Full-colour photographs, figures and maps bring the subject to life. Ideal for students beginning courses on and related to global studies, this second edition offers: -A brand new chapter on health and disease, with additional coverage of Covid-19 incorporated throughout the book. -Increased coverage of inequality and gender, with a thematic focus on how inequalities are compounded across global society -Contemporary Debates: a new feature outlining the pros and cons of controversial topics -A comprehensive companion website, offering an array of resources for both students and lecturers, including a testbank, illustrated lecturer slides, interactive quizzes, and an online media library