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date: 25 February 2020

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This article has been commissioned as part of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Music Revival edited by Caroline Bithell and Juniper Hill. This chapter critically reflects on the author's original model of music revivals (see Ethnomusicology, 1999) in light of recent contributions to the literature. Observations on the continuing value of cross-cultural study and analysis of music revivals are presented, with findings suggesting that additional research on the processes of signification shared among revivalist groups is needed to understand the strong commitment of revivalists to their tradition. Turino's concepts of cultural formation and cultural cohort are discussed as useful analytical tools for scholars interested in signification and identity formation. The chapter suggests further research on the participatory aspects of revivals as sites of important social bonding and signification employing Turino's concepts of participatory, presentational, and recorded areas of musical and social behavior. The chapter concludes that music revivals play a vital role as powerful agents of cultural renewal and social reintegration.

Keywords: music revival, signification, participatory music, presentational music, social bonding, cultural renewal, identity, cosmopolitan

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