Postmodernism and Globalization in Ethnomusicology: An Epistemological Problem

Postmodernism and Globalization in Ethnomusicology: An Epistemological Problem

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Is the music world clinging to an outdated school of thought in ethnomusicology? Nercessian shows how the theory of cultural relativism continues to detrimentally pervade ethnomusicological thought, and then offers a solution that may better serve musical study in today's more globalized world. At the heart of cultural relativism, which seeks to avoid imposing the standards of an outside culture on a work, is the emic-etic dichotomy, which delineates the perspective… (more)


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Publisher: Scarecrow Press (March 26, 2002)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 160 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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