2nd Edition

The Cultural Study of Music A Critical Introduction

Edited By Martin Clayton, Trevor Herbert, Richard Middleton Copyright 2012
    480 Pages
    by Routledge

    478 Pages
    by Routledge

    What is the relationship between music and culture? The first edition of The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction explored this question with groundbreaking rigor and breadth. Now this second edition refines that original analysis while examining the ways the field has developed in the years since the book’s initial publication. Including contributions from scholars of music, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, and psychology, this anthology provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of music and culture. It includes both pioneering theoretical essays and exhaustively researched case studies on particular issues in world musics. For the second edition, the original essays have been revised and nine new chapters have been added, covering themes such as race, religion, geography, technology, and the politics of music. With an even broader scope and a larger roster of world-renowned contributors, The Cultural Study of Music is certain to remain a canonical text in the field of cultural musicology.

    Introduction: Music Studies and the Idea of Culture Richard Middleton  Part 1: When? Musical Histories  1. Music and Biocultural Evolution Ian Cross  2. Music and Culture: Historiographies of Disjuncture, Ethnographies of Displacement Philip V. Bohlman  3. Historical Musicology: Is It Still Possible? Rob C. Wegman  4. Social History and Music History Trevor Herbert  5. Musicology, Anthropology, History Gary Tomlinson  Part 2: Where? Locations of Music  6. Textual Analysis or Thick Description? Jeff Todd Titon  7. Comparing Music, Comparing Musicology Martin Clayton  8. The Destiny of “Diaspora” in Ethnomusicology Mark Slobin  9. Globalization and the Politics of World Music Martin Stokes  10. Contesting Difference: A Critique of Africanist Ethnomusicology Kofi Agawu  11. What a Difference a Name Makes: Two Instances of African-American Popular Music David Brackett  12. Music, Space, and Place: The Geography of Music Adam Krims  13. Music and Everyday Life Simon Frith  Part 3: How? Processes, Practices, and Institutions of Music  14. Music, Culture, and Creativity Jason Toynbee  15. Musical Autonomy Revisited David Clarke  16. Music as Performance Nick Cook  17. The Cultural Study of Musical Instruments Kevin Dawe  18. Music Education, Cultural Capital, and Social Group Identity Lucy Green  19. Music Technology, or Technologies of Music? Bennett Hogg  20. Music and Material Culture Will Straw  Part 4: Whose? Social Forces and Musical Belongings  21. Music and Social Categories John Shepherd  22. Music and Mediation: Toward a New Sociology of Music Antoine Hennion  23. Music and the Social Georgina Born  24. Locating the People: Music and the Popular Richard Middleton  25. Music and the Market: The Economics of Music in the Modern World Dave Laing  26. Music, Sound, and Religion Jeffers Engelhardt  27. Music, Race, and the Fields of Public Culture Ronald Radano  28. Music, Gender, and Sexuality Fred E. Maus  Part 5: Who? Musical subjectivities  29. What’s Going On: Music, Psychology, and Ecological Theory Eric F. Clarke  30. Musical Materials, Perception, and Listening Nicola Dibben  31. Music, Experience, and the Anthropology of Emotion Ruth Finnegan  32. Towards a Political Aesthetics of Music David Hesmondhalgh  33. Music and the Subject: Three Takes John Mowitt  34. Of Mice and Dogs: Music, Gender, and Sexuality at the Long Fin de Siècle Ian Biddle  35. Subjectivity Unbound: Music, Language, Culture Lawrence Kramer


    Martin Clayton is Professor of Ethnomusicology at Durham University.

    Trevor Herbert is Professor of Music at The Open University.

    Richard Middleton is Emeritus Professor of Music at Newcastle University.

    "The strength of the text is its breadth of analysis: the essays are brief, pithy, and thought-provoking. Recommended." --Choice