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“A Day in the Life”: The Beatles and the BBC, May 1967  

Gordon Thompson

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Nov 2017
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Jan 2015
This chapter examines the issue of censorship in the British Broadcasting Corporation’s controversial decision to ban the final track, “A Day in the Life,” from the Beatles’ album, Sgt. ... More

Activist Ethnomusicology and Marginalized Music of South Asia  

Zoe Sherinian

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
Participant-activist engagement with marginal music brings the ethnomusicologist face to face with choice of subjects, self-reflexivity, and musical value, played out in local power ... More

Advocacy and the Ethnomusicologist: Assessing Capacity, Developing Initiatives, Setting Limits, and Making Sustainable Contributions  

Jeffrey A. Summit

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
What happens when ethnomusicologists’ experiences in the field conjoin with ethical, moral, and religious imperatives to pursue social justice and give back to the people with whom they ... More

After the Archive: An Archaeology of Bosnian Voices  

Peter McMurray

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Dec 2018
The afterlife of an archive determines what that archive was in the first place. In other words, the way an archive preserves, processes, analyzes, and circulates its holdings—or fails to ... More

Afterward: Sound, Soteriology, Return, and Revival in the Global History of Christian Musics  

Philip V. Bohlman

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May 2016
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Jan 2015
This chapter frames world Christianities as a continuous dialogue within, across, and between worlds: the human world of the everyday and the divine (utopian) world of God. To mediate this ... More

Alzheimer's Disease and the Promise of Music and Culture as a Healing Process  

Kenneth Brummel-Smith

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
This article addresses three themes by looking at the care of Alzheimer's disease (AD) as a model of a new way of caring for people. First, it is a disease that affects all aspects of life—one's ... More

“An Interesting Experiment in Eugenics”: Ted Shawn, American Dance, and the Discourses of Sex, Race, and Ethnicity  

Paul A. Scolieri

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Jun 2016
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Oct 2013
The “ethnic dance” movement in the United States is closely associated with Ted Shawn, the “Father of American Dance” (1891–1972). Shawn and his wife and dancing partner, Ruth St. Denis, ... More

Analog Turns Digital: Hip-Hop, Technology, and the Maintenance of Racial Authenticity  

Rayvon Fouché

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
The history of the black diaspora is full with examples of the ways music has enabled various black cultural communities to cope with racial oppression. This article explains how ... More

“And I Make My Own”: Class Performance, Black Urban Identity, and Depression-Era Harlem’s Physical Culture  

Christopher J. Wells

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Jun 2016
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Oct 2014
This chapter applies spatial practice theory to the intersections of power relations, social spaces, and embodied performance in the dance culture of Great Depression-era Harlem. Tracing ... More

Andes to Amazon on the River Q’eros: Indigenous Voice in Grassroots Tourism, Safeguarding, and Ownership Projects of the Q’eros and Wachiperi Peoples  

Holly Wissler

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
This chapter advocates that micro-scale applied ethnomusicology projects based in shared experience, co-collaboration, and equal status, executed in small groups, are as valid and often ... More

Anglophone Songs about HIV/AIDS  

Matthew J. Jones

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Feb 2018
This essay focuses on English-language popular songs about HIV/AIDS and offers a five-part typology based not on sonic markers of musical genre but instead on lyric content. Its central ... More

Antiquarian Nostalgia and the Institutionalization of Early Music  

John Haines

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Jul 2014
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Dec 2013
This article has been commissioned as part of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Music Revival edited by Caroline Bithell and Juniper Hill. This essay explores modern performances of ... More

The Application of Hood's Nine Levels to the Practice of Music Therapy  

Michael Rohrbacher

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
Ethnomusicology and music therapy are modern-day disciplines with roots that reach into the far past and share themes common to music and healing. This article seeks to link systematically ... More

The Applied Ethnomusicologist as Public Folklorist: Ethnomusicological Practice in the Context of a Government Agency in the United States  

Clifford R. Murphy

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
Since the early twentieth century, government agencies (local, county, state, and federal) in the United States have supported public folklore programs whose primary purpose is to ... More

Applied Ethnomusicology and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Understanding “Ecosystems of Music” as a Tool for Sustainability  

Huib Schippers

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
Within its broad range of possible identities, one of the most potent incarnations of applied ethnomusicology lies in its potential to understand and support the sustainability of the ... More

Applied Ethnomusicology as an Intercultural Tool: Some Experiences from the Last 25 years of Minority Research in Austria  

Ursula Hemetek

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
This chapter argues that there is considerable potential in ethnomusicology, and especially in minority studies, for intercultural communication. Ethnomusicology is suited to working in ... More

Applied Ethnomusicology in China: An Analytical Review of Practice  

Zhang Boyu

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
Applied ethnomusicology has attracted little attention among Chinese ethnomusicologists, many of whom do not understand exactly what it is. However, the practice of ethnomusicology is far ... More

Archives and Applied Ethnomusicology  

Dan Lundberg

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
This chapter attempts to discuss music collecting and archival work as applied ethnomusicology. Collections are always the result of selection, conscious or unconscious, in which certain ... More

Archives, Repatriation, and the Challenges Ahead  

Anthony Seeger

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Jul 2018
For decades, ethnomusicologists, folklorists, anthropologists, and a variety of cultural institutions such as audiovisual archives and museums have been returning parts of their ... More

Are Western Christian Bhajans “Reverse” Mission Music?  

Christopher Dicran Hale

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May 2016
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Jun 2015
This chapter contrasts the contextualization of the Hindu bhajan in Christian churches in North India with its recontextualization as a medium of worship in North America. The author ... More

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