- 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
Focusing on university-based “action ethnomusicology” within the post-1989 situation in Europe, which is set between increasing national(ism) and growing migration, this chapter discusses three case studies that were undertaken in Germany and Switzerland. As is argued here, successful intercultural action is not only based on careful ethnomusicological research (e.g., cartography of the music cultures or analysis of the specific problem situation and the role of music in this context). Rather, a profound knowledge of the project’s key factors is likewise essential. The latter includes the infrastructural situation, the various target groups, as well as the needs and interests of the participatory groups and institutions involved. Yet, the chapter also argues that self-reflection is likewise essential in this situation, as the ethnomusicologist often takes on a variety of roles. The large number of factors clearly complicates the process of generalization and theoretization.
Britta Sweers is Professor of Cultural Anthropology of Music at the Institute of Musicology and Director of the Center for Cultural Studies at the University of Bern (Switzerland).
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