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date: 17 October 2019

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Resilience refers to a system’s capacity to recover and maintain its integrity, identity, and continuity when subjected to forces of disturbance and change. Insofar as music cultures are systems, they too exhibit resilience to a greater or lesser degree. Adaptive management identifies what makes a music culture vulnerable, what makes it resilient, and ameliorates the former while strengthening the latter. Resilience coupled with adaptive management therefore becomes a practical strategy for applied ethnomusicologists working on behalf of musical and cultural sustainability. This chapter also discusses preservation, safeguarding, and conservation as precursors to sustainability, resilience, and adaptive management, employing a historicist’s approach to these ideas in the spheres of economics, ecology, anthropology, ethnomusicology, and folklore.

Keywords: applied ethnomusicology, resilience, cultural policy, adaptive management, conservation, safeguarding, economics, ecology, preservation, folklore, environment

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