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New and Published Books

  1. Black Orpheus

    Music in African American Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison

    By Saadi A. Simawe

    Series: Border Crossings

    The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula

    Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar

    By Lisa Urkevich

    Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula provides a pioneering overview of folk and traditional urban music, along with dance and rituals, of Saudi Arabia and the Upper Gulf States of Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar. The nineteen chapters introduce variegated regions and subcultures and their rich...

    Published December 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Local Music Scenes and Globalization

    Transnational Platforms in Beirut

    By Thomas Burkhalter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

    This book offers the first in-depth study of experimental and popular music scenes in Beirut, looking at musicians working towards a new understanding of musical creativity and music culture in a country that is dominated by mass-mediated pop music, and propaganda. Burkhalter studies the generation...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Made In Brazil

    Studies In Popular Music

    Edited by Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa, Cláudia Azevedo, Felipe Trotta

    Series: Routledge Global Popular Music Series

    Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century Brazilian popular music. The volume consists of essays by scholars of Brazilian music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. African American Music

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Mellonee V. Burnim, Portia K. Maultsby

    American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Music, Travel, and Imperial Encounter in 19th-Century France

    Musical Apprehensions

    By Ruth Rosenberg

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

    This book considers the activities and writings of early song collectors and proto-ethnomusicologists, memoirists, and other "musical travelers" in 19th-century France. Each of the book’s discrete but interrelated chapters is devoted to a different geographic and discursive site of empire,...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Horse-head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimagination of Tradition in Mongolia

    By Peter K. Marsh

    Series: Current Research in Ethnomusicology: Outstanding Dissertations

    Few other nations have undergone as profound a change in their social, political, and cultural life as Mongolia did in the twentieth century. Beginning the century as a largely rural, nomadic, and tradition-oriented society, the nation was transformed by the end of this century into a largely...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. World Music Concise Edition

    A Global Journey - Paperback & CD Set Value Pack

    By Terry E. Miller, Andrew Shahriari

    World Music: A Global Journey, Concise Edition is an ideal introduction to the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. Based on the comprehensive third edition, this...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Music and Identity in Postcolonial British South-Asian Literature

    By Christin Hoene

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial condition in India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy, Amit...

    Published August 6th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Social Networks and Music Worlds

    Edited by Nick Crossley, Siobhan McAndrew, Paul Widdop

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds, introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases the use of these tools by...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge