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Living Ethnomusicology: Paths and Practices
by Margaret Sarkissian and Ted Solis
University of Illinois Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-252-04234-8 | Paper: 978-0-252-08413-3 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05118-0
Library of Congress Classification ML3798.S27 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 780.89

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Ethnomusicologists have journeyed from Bali to Morocco to the depths of Amazonia to chronicle humanity's relationship with music. Margaret Sarkissian and Ted Solís guide us into the field's last great undiscovered country: ethnomusicology itself. Drawing on fieldwork based on person-to-person interaction, the editors provide a first-ever ethnography of the discipline. The unique collaborations produce an ambitious exploration of ethnomusicology's formation, evolution, practice, and unique identity. In particular, the subjects discuss their early lives and influences and trace their varied career trajectories. They also draw on their own experiences to offer reflections on all aspects of the field. Pursuing practitioners not only from diverse backgrounds and specialties but from different eras, Sarkissian and Solís illuminate the many trails ethnomusicologists have blazed in the pursuit of knowledge. A bountiful resource on history and practice, Living Ethnomusicology is an enlightening intellectual exploration of an exotic academic culture.

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