Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 14 December 2018

Abstract and Keywords

Based in principles of social responsibility, applied ethnomusicology puts ethnomusicological knowledge to practical use through a music-centered intervention into a particular community, whose purpose is to benefit that community. Peripheral within ethnomusicology until the late 1970s, when ethnomusicology took a humanistic turn, and ethical considerations such as “giving back” and partnerships with musical communities became normal ethnomusicological practice, applied ethnomusicology moved from a marginal activity to its current place as a significant sub-discipline. Interpreted as practical extension of ethnomusicological research, it allows a given ethnomusicologist to decide whether or not to step beyond the usual goal of deepening and broadening knowledge in order to intervene into the researched human and cultural environment. Special attention is paid to the developments of applied ethnomusicology within the institutional frameworks of the Society of Ethnomusicology and the International Council for Traditional Music.

Keywords: applied ethnomusicology, intervention, social responsibility, community partnership, practical use, Society for Ethnomusicology, International Council for Traditional Music, participatory research

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.