- The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology
- List of Figures and Tables
- List of Contributors
- About the Companion Website
- An Introduction to Applied Ethnomusicology
- Transcending Researcher Vulnerability Through Applied Ethnomusicology
- Evaluating Values in Applied Ethnomusicology
- Cultural Engagement and Ownership Through Participatory Approaches in Applied Ethnomusicology
- Applied Ethnomusicology and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Understanding “Ecosystems of Music” as a Tool for Sustainability
- Sustainability, Resilience, and Adaptive Management for Applied Ethnomusicology
- Advocacy and the Ethnomusicologist: Assessing Capacity, Developing Initiatives, Setting Limits, and Making Sustainable Contributions
- Applied Ethnomusicology as an Intercultural Tool: Some Experiences from the Last 25 years of Minority Research in Austria
- Being Applied in the Ethnomusicology of Autism
- Motivations and Methods for Encouraging Artists in Longer Traditions
- Activist Ethnomusicology and Marginalized Music of South Asia
- Decolonization and Applied Ethnomusicology: “Story-ing” the Personal-Political-Possible in Our Work
- Andes to Amazon on the River Q’eros: Indigenous Voice in Grassroots Tourism, Safeguarding, and Ownership Projects of the Q’eros and Wachiperi Peoples
- The Role of Applied Ethnomusicology in Post-Conflict and Post-Catastrophe Communities
- The Study of Survivors’ Music
- Music and Conflict Resolution: The Public Display of Migrants in National(ist) Conflict Situations in Europe: An Analytical Reflection on University-Based Ethnomusicological Activism
- Strategies and Opportunities in the Education Sector for Applied Ethnomusicology
- Sounds Humane: Music and Humanism in the Aga Khan Humanities Project
- Intersections Between Ethnomusicology, Music Education, and Community Music
- Archives and Applied Ethnomusicology
- The Applied Ethnomusicologist as Public Folklorist: Ethnomusicological Practice in the Context of a Government Agency in the United States
- Applied Ethnomusicology in China: An Analytical Review of Practice
- The Problem and Potential of Commerce
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter urges ethnomusicologists and other scholars to re-engage with practitioners of multigenerational artistic traditions in ethnolinguistic minorities. Many of these art forms are at risk because of globalized communication, urbanization, expansive religious traditions, and engulfing educational, legal, and religious systems. Avoiding functionalist essentializing, the chapter guides arts-in-culture scholars through an approach to research and catalyzing creativity anchored to event analysis and relationships, leaning toward integral enactments of traditional genres rather than liminal fusions. It assesses the health of artistic forms of communication in minority ethnolinguistic communities and describes two frameworks for evaluation of other genres as well as the global artistic ecosystem. Finally, the chapter presents practical tools that communities may use in their steps toward more lively artistic futures.
Brian Schrag is SIL International's Ethnomusicology and Arts Coordinator, and founder of the Center for Excellence in World Arts (Dallas), a graduate program in applied ethnoarts.
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