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8th Edition

Excursions in World Music (TEXTBOOK + READER PACK)

    ISBN 9781138354630
    616 Pages
    Published October 15, 2020 by Routledge

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    Excursions in World Music is a comprehensive introductory textbook to the musics of the world, creating a panoramic experience for students by engaging the many cultures around the globe, and highlighting the sheer diversity to be experienced in the world of music. At the same time, the text illustrates the often profound ways through which a deeper exploration of these many different communities can reveal overlaps, shared horizons, and common concerns in spite of, and because of, this very diversity. The new eighth edition features six brand new chapters, including chapters on Japan, Sub-Saharan Africa, China and Taiwan, Europe, Maritime Southeast Asia, and Indigenous Peoples. General updates have been made to other chapters, replacing visuals and updating charts/statistics.

    Another major addition to the eighth edition is the publication of a companion reader of nine short essays, Critical Themes in World Music. The essays introduce key and contemporary themes in ethnomusicology—gender and sexuality, coloniality and race, technology and media, sound and space, and more—creating a counterpoint to the area studies approach of the textbook, a longstanding model for thinking about the musics of the world. Instructors can use this flexible resource as a primary or secondary path through the materials, on its own, or in concert with the textbook, allowing for a more complete understanding that highlights the many continuities and connections that exist between musical communities, regardless of region.

    This two-book package contains the paperback textbook and paperback reader.


    Chapter 1: Introduction: Studying Musics of the World's Cultures (Timothy Rommen) / Chapter 2: Music of South Asia (Jim Sykes) / Chapter 3: Music of the Middle East and North Africa (Richard Jankowsky) / Chapter 4: Musics of East Asia I: China and Taiwan (Lei Ouyang) / Chapter 5: Musics of East Asia II: Korea (Joshua D. Pilzer) / Chapter 6: Musics of East Asia III: Japan (Marié Abe) / Chapter 7: Music of Maritime Southeast Asia (Jim Sykes) / Chapter 8: Music of Sub-Saharan Africa (Chérie Rivers Ndaliko) / Chapter 9: Music and Europe (Andrea F. Bohlman) / Chapter 10: Music of Latin America (Timothy Rommen) / Chapter 11: Music of the Caribbean (Timothy Rommen) / Chapter 12: Music of Indigenous North America (Byron Dueck) / Chapter 13: Music of Ethnic North America (Byron Dueck)


    Chapter 1: Introduction (Timothy Rommen) / Chapter 2: Music, Gender, and Sexuality (Joshua D. Pilzer) / Chapter 3: Music and Ritual (Richard Jankowsky) / Chapter 4: Coloniality and "World Music" (Chérie Rivers Ndaliko) / Chapter 5: Music and Space (Marié Abe) / Chapter 6: Music and Diaspora (Timothy Rommen) / Chapter 7: Communication, Technology, Media (Andrea F. Bohlman) / Chapter 8: Musical Labor, Musical Value (Jim Sykes) / Chapter 9: Music and Memory (Lei Ouyang)


    Timothy Rommen is the Davidson Kennedy Professor in the College and Professor of Music and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Bruno Nettl was Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of Illinois School of Music, and recipient of the Charles Homer Haskins Prize (by the American Council of Learned Societies) as a distinguished humanist.

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