In this Book

summary
The first edition of this book, The Study of Ethnomusicology: Twenty-Nine Issues and Concepts, has become a classic in the field. This revised edition, written twenty-two years after the original, continues the tradition of providing engagingly written analysis that offers the most comprehensive discussion of the field available anywhere. _x000B_This book looks at the field of ethnomusicology--defined as the study of the world's musics from a comparative perspective, and the study of all music from an anthropological perspective--as a field of research. Nettl selects thirty-one concepts and issues that have been the subjects of continuing debate by ethnomusicologists, and he adds four entirely new chapters and thoroughly updates the text to reflect new developments and concerns in the field. _x000B_Each chapter looks at its subject historically and goes on to make its points with case studies, many taken from Nettl's own field experience. Drawing extensively on his field research in the Middle East, Western urban settings, and North American Indian societies, as well as on a critical survey of the available literature, Nettl advances our understanding of both the diversity and universality of the world's music. This revised edition's four new chapters deal with the doing and writing of musical ethnography, the scholarly study of instruments, aspects of women's music and women in music, and the ethnomusicologist's study of his or her own culture.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Frontmatter
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Copyright Page
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part 1: The Musics of the World
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. The Harmless Drudge: Defining Ethnomusicology
  2. pp. 3-15
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 2. The Art of Combining Tones: The Music Concept
  2. pp. 16-26
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 3. Inspiration and Perspiration: The Creative Process
  2. pp. 27-41
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 4. The Universal Language: Universals of Music
  2. pp. 42-49
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 5. The Nonuniversal Language: Varieties of Music
  2. pp. 50-59
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 6. Apples and Oranges: Comparative Study
  2. pp. 60-73
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 7. I Can't Say a Thing until I've Seen the Score: Transcription
  2. pp. 74-91
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 8. In the Speech Mode: Contemplating Repertoiries
  2. pp. 92-112
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 9. The Most Indefatigable Tourists of the World: Tunes and Their Relationships
  2. pp. 113-130
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part 2: In the Field
  2. pp. 131-132
  1. 10. Come Back and See Me Next Tuesday: Essentials of Fieldwork
  2. pp. 133-148
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 11. You Will Never Understand This Music: Insiders and Outsiders
  2. pp. 149-160
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 12. Hanging on for Dear Life: Archives and Preservation
  2. pp. 161-171
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 13. I Am the Greatest: Ordinary and Exceptional Musicians
  2. pp. 172-183
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 14. You Call That Fieldwork? Redefining the "Field"
  2. pp. 184-196
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 15. What Do You Think You're Doing? The Host's Perspective
  2. pp. 197-212
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part 3: In Human Clture
  2. pp. 213-214
  1. 16. Music and "That Complex Whole": Music in Culture
  2. pp. 215-231
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 17. The Meat-and-Potatoes Book: Musical Ethnography
  2. pp. 232-243
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 18. Music Hath Charms: Uses and Functions
  2. pp. 244-258
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 19. In the Beginning: On the Origins of Music
  2. pp. 259-271
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 20. The Continuity of Change: On People Changing Their Music
  2. pp. 272-290
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 21. Recorded, Printed, Written, Oral: Traditions
  2. pp. 291-301
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 22. The Basic Unit of All Culture and Civilization: Signs and Symbols
  2. pp. 302-319
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 23. Location, Location, Location! Interpreting Geographic Distribution
  2. pp. 320-338
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 24. The Whys of Musical Style: Determinants
  2. pp. 339-354
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part 4: In All Varieties
  2. pp. 355-356
  1. 25. I've Never Heard a Horse Sing: Musical Taxonomies
  2. pp. 357-375
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 26. The Creatures of Jubal: Instruments
  2. pp. 376-387
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 27. How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Teaching and Learning
  2. pp. 388-403
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 28. I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Women's Music, Women in Music
  2. pp. 404-418
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 29. Diversity and Difference: Some Minorities
  2. pp. 419-430
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 30. A New Era: The 1990s and Beyond
  2. pp. 431-442
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 31. The Shape of the Story: Remarks on History
  2. pp. 443-454
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. References
  2. pp. 455-494
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 495-513
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9780252091995
Related ISBN
9780252072789
MARC Record
OCLC
867794048
Pages
528
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.