Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Timothy Rice
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199794375
Category: Music
Page: 151
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Ethnomusicology, an academic discipline founded in 1950, has been defined as the study of the music of others. This definition, at once whimsical and very nearly true, is incomplete. Many of its strongest threads have emerged because a person or a people have wanted to understand themselves, their history, and their identity.

Music: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Nicholas Cook
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191606413
Category: Music
Page: 160
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This stimulating Very Short Introduction to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it. The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop-and each type of music tends to come with its own way of thinking. Drawing on a wealth of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook attempts to provide a framework for thinking about all music. By examining the personal, social, and cultural values that music embodies, the book reveals the shortcomings of traditional conceptions of music, and sketches a more inclusive approach emphasizing the role of performers and listeners. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

World Music: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Philip V. Bohlman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191579459
Category: Music
Page: 200
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'World music' emerged as an invention of the West from encounters with other cultures. This book draws readers into a remarkable range of these historical encounters, in which music had the power to evoke the exotic and to give voice to the voiceless. In the course of the volume's eight chapters the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding of music's diversity. World Music is wide-ranging in its geographical scope, yet individual chapters provide in-depth treatments of selected music cultures and regional music histories. The book frequently zooms in on repertoires and musicians - such as Bob Marley, Bartok, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - and attempts to account for world music's growing presence and popularity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Psychology of Music


Author: Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190640154
Category: Music
Page: 160
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Music has been examined from multiple perspectives: as a product of human history, for example, or a product of human culture. But there is also a long tradition, intensified in recent decades, of thinking about music as a product of the human mind. Whether considering composition, performance, listening, or appreciation, the constraints and capabilities of the human mind play a formative role. The field that has emerged around this approach is known as the psychology of music. Written in a lively and accessible manner, this volume connects the science to larger questions about music that are of interest to practicing musicians, music therapists, musicologists, and the general public alike. For example: Why can one musical performance move an audience to tears, and another compel them to dance, clap, or snap along? How does a "hype" playlist motivate someone at the gym? And why is that top-40 song stuck in everyone's head? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Mark Slobin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199753083
Category: Music
Page: 160
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This VSI offers readers something no other introduction to folk music does: a cross-cultural, comparative approach, a survey of the basic issues as they have unfolded over time, and specific examples from widely differing sites of how folk musicians themselves, as well as corporations, non-governmental organizations, and governments have made full use of the available resources, older and newer strategies, and multiple agendas that keep the folk music process alive in an increasingly interconnected, yet still localized world.

Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of a New Europe


Author: Philip V. Bohlman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113692051X
Category: Music
Page: 352
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Two decades after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and one decade into the twenty-first century, European music remains one of the most powerful forces for shaping nationalism. Using intensive fieldwork throughout Europe -- from participation in alpine foot pilgrimages to studies of the grandest music spectacle anywhere in the world, the Eurovision Song Contest -- Philip V. Bohlman reveals the ways in which music and nationalism intersect in the shaping of the New Europe. Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europe begins with the emergence of the European nation-state in the Middle Ages and extends across long periods during which Europe’s nations used music to compete for land and language, and to expand the colonial reach of Europe to the entire world. Bohlman contrasts the "national" and the "nationalist" in music, examining the ways in which their impact on society can be positive and negative -- beneficial for European cultural policy and dangerous in times when many European borders are more fragile than ever. The New Europe of the twenty-first century is more varied, more complex, and more politically volatile than ever, and its music resonates fully with these transformations.

Идея культуры


Author: Терри Иглтон
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041633541
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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В этой книге выдающийся британский литературовед Терри Иглтон рассматривает понятие культуры в его историческом, философском и политическом контексте и вносит свой вклад в полемику, ведущуюся сегодня вокруг этого понятия.Книга адресована широкому кругу читателей – всем, кто интересуется историей и теорией культуры.

Товарищ Павлик

взлет и падение советского мальчика-героя
Author: Катриона Келли
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Informers
Page: 310
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В прил. включ. док. материалы

Исторические записки ("Ши цзи"). Пер. с кит. и коммент. Р.В. Вяткина и В.С. Таскина. Под общ. ред. Р.В. Вяткина. Вступит


Author: Кьян Сима,Рудольф Всеволодович Вяткин
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: China
Page: N.A
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Луньюй. Изречения


Author: Конфуций
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457829839
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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Во всей истории мировой философии найдется не много мыслителей, которых можно было бы поставить рядом с Конфуцием (VI-V вв. до н. э.). Легендарный великий Учитель, непререкаемый авторитет для китайской философской традиции, он давно уже перешагнул ее совсем не тесные рамки. Наследие Конфуция, если отбросить массу сомнительных и откровенно приписываемых ему текстов, выглядит очень лаконично. Книга изречений «Луньюй», записанных учениками Конфуция, относится к числу наиболее бесспорных книг знаменитого философа.До недавнего времени о Конфуции больше слышали, чем читали, поэтому в нашем издании «Луньюй» дополнен трудами учеников Конфуция, а также обширными комментариями и биографическими пояснениями, накопившимися за последние две тысячи лет.

Anthropological Linguistics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Comparative linguistics
Page: N.A
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Perspectives on Power

An Inter-disciplinary Approach
Author: Heather M. Morgan,Jernej Letnar Černič,Lindsay Milligan
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 397
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Although 'power' can appear a vague term, the dichotomy between haves and have-nots, the desire to gain autonomy, and the dire consequences of subjugation, are three issues that resound across the arts and social sciences. In this book, postgraduate students from the constituent disciplines use the freedom of their positions as early-career researchers to boldly explore power relations. From a legal perspective, papers are included geared towards human rights issues and violations. Further, the applied perspectives from business and education researchers consider how access to wealth and education, and to equal education, can and must be achieved. Then, interpreted through the perspectives of anthropological, sociological, and historical approaches, power has become a resonant issue among the creations of culture and human interaction(s). Finally, within the 'soft' sciences, the very same preoccupations, as they appear in creative expression, are examined within literature and music. Indeed, through the twenty-one articles chosen for inclusion in this collection, distinct in their disciplinary origins, approaches and foci, together the authors are emphasising the many similarities that exist among the arts and social sciences subjects. 'Perspectives on Power: An Interdisciplinary Approach' was conceived as a result of the quality and reception of papers presented at the 2008 Moving Forward Postgraduate Conference, held at the University of Aberdeen. The volume comprises twenty-one articles on the theme of 'power', carefully chosen by the editorial team from in excess of eighty presentations. These represent and tender a wide range of scholarly approaches to and within the arts and social sciences; the remit of Moving Forward. The collection is aimed at scholars and scholarly institutions within the United Kingdom in particular, but contains contributions from scholars across the globe. The collection should especially appeal to and inspire delegates visiting the Moving Forward Postgraduate Conference in the years to come.

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Waterstone's Guide to Books


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
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American Musical Traditions: Latino and Asian American music


Author: Jeff Todd Titon,Bob Carlin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780028655888
Category: Ethnomusicology
Page: 234
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A study of American vernacular musical traditions, featuring essays on communities and examples of their music, as well as interviews or profiles of specific musicians and musical groups. Volume five covers Latino and Asian musical styles, organized geographically.

Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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Buyer's Guide

1999-2000
Author: William White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Library science
Page: N.A
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Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Cencrastus


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arts
Page: N.A
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