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Hip Hop's Inheritance: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement

by Reiland Rabaka

Hip Hop's Inheritance arguably offers the first book-length treatment of what hip hop culture has, literally, 'inherited' from the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement, the Feminist Art movement, and...


The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan

by JOHN CRUMP

Socialism first gained a major foothold in Japan after the revolution and the subsequent Meiji restoration of 1868. Against the background of the rapid development of capitalism in Japan after the revolution,...


Representing African Music: Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions

by Kofi Agawu

The aim of this book is to stimulate debate by offering a critique of discourse about African music. Who writes about African music, how, and why? What assumptions and prejudices influence the presentation of...


Musical Ritual in Mexico City: From the Aztec to NAFTA

by Mark Pedelty

On the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, Mexico's entire musical history is performed every day. "Mexica" percussionists drum and dance to the music of Aztec rituals on the open plaza. Inside the Metropolitan...


Men and Popular Music in Algeria: The Social Significance of Rai

by Marc Schade-Poulsen

Raï music is often called the voice of the voiceless in Algeria, a society currently swept by tragic conflict. Raï is the voice of Algerian men, young men caught between generations and classes, in political...


Tripping the World Fantastic: A Journey Through the Music of Our Planet

by Glenn Dixon

Every culture on Earth has music. Every culture that's ever existed has had it - but we don't exactly know why. Music is not like food, shelter, or having opposable thumbs. We don't need it to live and yet we...


Songs and Gifts at the Frontier

by Jose S. Buenconsejo

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

by Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén & Heather Bursheh

Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window...


To Tatau Waka: In Search of Maori Music

by Mervyn McLean

This account of an ethnomusicologist’s experience conducting fieldwork offers a glimpse into the life of New Zealand’s Maori people through his documentation of traditional songs. The audio recordings included...


Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices

by Mark Duffett

This book explores popular music fandom from a cultural studies perspective that incorporates popular music studies, audience research, and media fandom. The essays draw together recent work on fandom in popular...


The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook: Complete Meals from Around the World: Complete Meals from Around the World

by Sean Williams

Named one of New York Times Top-20 Cookbooks of 2006.

Have you ever wanted to host a full evening of Indian food, culture, and music? How about preparing a traditional Balinese banquet? Or take a trip to Cairo...


Brass Bands of the World: Militarism, Colonial Legacies, and Local Music Making

by Suzel Ana Reily & Katherine Brucher

Bands structured around western wind instruments are among the most widespread instrumental ensembles in the world. Although these ensembles draw upon European military traditions that spread globally through...


Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music (1923-1938)

by John Morgan O'Connell

The early-Republican era (1923-1938) was a major period of musical and cultural change in Turkey. Representing more than twenty years of research, Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music is a study of the significance...


Musical Performance in the Diaspora

by Tina K Ramnarine

This book illustrates how ethnographic investigation of musical performances might contribute to the analysis of diaspora. It embraces diverse examples such as 'mourning and cultures of survival' amongst Aboriginal...


Women's Songs from West Africa

by Thomas A. Hale & Aissata G. Sidikou

Exploring the origins, organization, subject matter, and performance contexts of singers and singing, Women's Songs from West Africa expands our understanding of the world of women in West Africa and their complex...


Hotel Mariachi: Urban Space and Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles

by Enrique R. Lamadrid, Catherine L. Kurland & Miguel A. Gandert

Hotel Mariachi is a unique lens through which to view the history and culture of Mexicano California, and provides touching insights into the challenging lives of mariachi musicians.


Russian Folk Songs: Musical Genres and History

by Vadim Prokhorov

Provides a basis for understanding the ethnomusicological principles of Russian folk song. In addition to his discussion of the various categories, Prokhorov includes a generous selection of songs arranged for...


Transported by Song: Corsican Voices from Oral Tradition to World Stage

by Caroline Bithell

This book is an ethnomusicological investigation into traditional and contemporary music in Corsica, with a critical analysis of associated theoretical and ideological issues, focusing particularly on the evolution...


The Duduk and National Identity in Armenia

by Andy Nercessian

The book is an outline of the Armenian duduk, a cylindrical double-reed aerophone made of apricot-wood, and its relation to the Armenian identity. It attempts to deepen our understanding of musical instruments...


Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World