Applied Ethnomusicology. Historical and Contemporary Approaches

Ethnomusicology: Historical and Contemporary Approaches

Editors: Klisala Harrison, Elizabeth Mackinlay and Svanibor

Date of publication: Nov 2010

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Isbn13: 978-1-4438-2425-5
Isbn: 1-4438-2425-9

Applied ethnomusicology is an approach guided by principles
of social responsibility, which extends the usual academic goal of broadening
and deepening knowledge and understanding toward solving concrete problems and
toward working both inside and beyond typical academic contexts (International
Council for Traditional Music 2007). This edited volume is based on the first
symposium of the ICTM’s Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology in Ljubljana,
Slovenia in 2008 that brought together more than thirty specialists from
sixteen countries worldwide. It contains a Preface, an extensive Introduction,
and twelve selected peer-reviewed articles by authors from Australia, Austria,
Canada, Germany, Slovenia, Serbia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the
United States of America, divided into four thematic groups. These groups
encompass: diverse perspectives on the growing field of applied ethnomusicology
in various geographical and problem-solving contexts; research and
teaching-related connotations; the potential in contributing to sustainable
music cultures; and the use of music in conflict resolution situations.

The edited volume Applied
Ethnomusicology: Historical and Contemporary Approaches brings together
previously dispersed knowledge and perspectives, and offers new insights to various
disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. Rooted in diverse
scholarly traditions, it addresses a variety of challenges in today’s world and
aims to benefit the quality of human existence.



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