- 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
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 work? This chapter addresses a set of issues and offers a project framework that ethnomusicologists might consider when moved to partner with the people whose music they study, who so generously help them and sometimes become teachers and friends. When deciding how, and if, to become involved in an advocacy initiative, it is important for the ethnomusicologist to ask a series of questions: How does one assess motivation and personal capacity when deciding if, and how, to engage in advocacy? How can one ensure that advocacy makes a real contribution? With limited time and resources—and often unlimited need—how does one determine the personal, financial, and psychological limits to advocacy? How does one evaluate if, and how, advocacy projects are sustainable?
Jeffrey A. Summit holds an appointment as Research Professor in the Department of Music and Judaic Studies at Tufts University, where he also serves as rabbi and Neubauer Executive Director of Tufts Hillel.
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