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  • In Search of the Folk Daoists of North China

    By Stephen Jones

    The living practice of Daoist ritual is still only a small part of Daoist studies. Most of this work focuses on the southeast, with the vast area of north China often assumed to be a tabula rasa for local lay liturgical traditions. This book, based on fieldwork, challenges this assumption. With…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge

  • Independent Music and Digital Technology in the Philippines

    By Monika E. Schoop

    Since the turn of the century, the impact of digital technologies on the promotion, production and distribution of music in the Philippines has both enabled and necessitated an increase in independent musical practices. In the first in-depth investigation into the independent music scene in the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Soundscapes from the Americas

    Ethnomusicological Essays on the Power, Poetics, and Ontology of Performance

    By Donna A. Buchanan

    Dedicated to the late Gerard Béhague (1937-2005), whose pioneering work in Latin American music, popular culture, and performance studies contributed extensively to ethnomusicological discourse in the 1970s-1990s, this anthology offers comparative perspectives on the evolving legacy of performance…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspective

    By Margaret E. Walker

    Kathak, the classical dance of North India, combines virtuosic footwork and dazzling spins with subtle pantomime and soft gestures. As a global practice and one of India's cultural markers, kathak dance is often presented as heir to an ancient Hindu devotional tradition in which men called Kathakas…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Global Metal Music and Culture

    Current Directions in Metal Studies

    Edited by Andy R. Brown, Karl Spracklen, Keith Kahn-Harris, Niall Scott

    This book defines the key ideas, scholarly debates, and research activities that have contributed to the formation of the international and interdisciplinary field of Metal Studies. Drawing on insights from a wide range of disciplines including popular music, cultural studies, sociology,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • The Music of Malaysia

    The Classical, Folk and Syncretic Traditions, 2nd Edition

    By Patricia Matusky, Tan Sooi Beng

    The Music of Malaysia, first published in Malay in 1997 and followed by an English edition in 2004 is still the only history, appreciation and analysis of Malaysian music in its many and varied forms available in English. The book categorizes the types of music genres found in Malaysian society and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-17 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Ritual and Music of North China

    Volume 2: Shaanbei

    By Stephen Jones

    This second volume of Stephen Jones' work on ritual and musical life in north China, again with an accompanying DVD, gives an impression of music-making in daily life in the poor mountainous region of Shaanbei, northwest China. It conveys some of the diverse musical activities there around 2000,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-09 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Ritual and Music of North China

    Shawm Bands in Shanxi

    By Stephen Jones

    The rich local traditions of musical life in rural China are still little known. Music-making in village society is largely ceremonial, and shawm bands account for a significant part of such music. This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social…

    Paperback – 2017-04-09 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Figures of the Imagination

    Fiction and Song in Britain, 1790–1850

    By Roger Hansford

    This new study of the intersection of romance novels with vocal music records a society on the cusp of modernisation, with a printing industry emerging to serve people’s growing appetites for entertainment amidst their changing views of religion and the occult. No mere diversion, fiction was…

    Hardback – 2017-03-21 
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • The English Musical Renaissance and the Press 1850-1914: Watchmen of Music

    By Meirion Hughes

    The importance of nineteenth-century writing about culture has long been accepted by scholars, yet so far as music criticism is concerned, Victorian England has been an area of scholarly neglect. This state of affairs is all the more surprising given that the quantity of such criticism in the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • Music and Copyright: The Case of Delius and His Publishers

    By Robert Montgomery, Robert Threlfall

    Delius was born in 1862, twenty-four years before the signing in 1886 of the Berne Convention, the international convention for the protection of literary and artistic works of which Great Britain was a founder member. During Delius's lifetime came the birth of the record industry, the development…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28
    Routledge

  • The Musical Human

    Rethinking John Blacking's Ethnomusicology in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Suzel Ana Reily

    The musical human: without a doubt, this vision of the human species as naturally musical has become the most enduring legacy John Blacking bequeathed to ethnomusicology. The image aptly embodies his preoccupations, which integrated theoretical and methodological issues within the discipline with a…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

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