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  • Burma, Kipling, and Western Music

    The Riff from Mandalay

    By Andrew Selth

    For decades, scholars have been trying to answer the question: how was colonial Burma perceived in and by the Western world, and how did people in countries like the United Kingdom and United States form their views? This book explores how Western perceptions of Burma were influenced by the popular…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Music in Contemporary Indian Film

    Memory, Voice, Identity

    Edited by Jayson Beaster-Jones, Natalie Sarrazin

    Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India’s film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • The Music of Chou Wen-chung

    By Eric C. Lai

    Chou Wen-chung is one of the most influential musical figures of our time. His rich cultural background, his studies with Edgard Varèse, and his interest in the genuine rapport between Eastern and Western musical traditions have been the major influences on his career. Although he is active in…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Korean Musical Drama: P'ansori and the Making of Tradition in Modernity

    By Haekyung Um

    P’ansori is the quintessential traditional Korean musical drama, in which epic tales are sung and narrated by a solo singer accompanied by a drummer. Drawing on her extensive research in Korea and its diasporas, Haekyung Um describes and analyses the creative processes of p’ansori, weaving into her…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Music as Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Policy, Ideology, and Practice in the Preservation of East Asian Traditions

    Edited by Keith Howard

    Focussing on music traditions, these essays explore the policy, ideology and practice of preservation and promotion of East Asian intangible cultural heritage. For the first time, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan - states that were amongst the first to establish legislation and systems for indigenous…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia

    Edited by Laudan Nooshin

    What is it about the history, geographical position and cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia that has made music such a potent and powerful agent? This volume presents the first direct look at the complex relationship between music and power across a range of musical genres…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Music, Modernity and Locality in Prewar Japan: Osaka and Beyond

    Edited by Alison Tokita, Hugh de Ferranti

    This anthology addresses the modern musical culture of interwar Osaka and its surrounding Hanshin region. Modernity as experienced in this locale, with its particular historical, geographic and demographic character, and its established traditions of music and performance, gave rise to…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Made in Korea

    Studies in Popular Music

    Edited by Hyunjoon Shin, Seung-Ah Lee

    Made in Korea: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Korean popular music. Each essay covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Korea, first presenting a general…

    Hardback – 2016-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Popular Music Series

  • War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan

    The Ethnographer’s Tale

    By John Baily

    In the 1970s John Baily conducted extensive ethnomusicological research in Afghanistan, principally in the city of Herat but also in Kabul. Then, with Taraki’s coup in 1978, came conflict, war, and the dispersal of many musicians to locations far and wide. This new publication is the culmination of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music

    Choreomusicological Perspectives on Maritime Southeast Asian Performing Arts

    Edited by Mohd Anis Md Nor, Kendra Stepputat

    Performing arts in most parts of Maritime Southeast Asia are seen as an entity, where music and dance, sound and movement, acoustic and tactile elements intermingle and complement each other. Although this fact is widely known and referenced, most scholarly works in the performing arts so far have…

    Hardback – 2016-07-08
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Music Commodities, Markets, and Values

    Music as Merchandise

    By Jayson Beaster-Jones

    This book examines music stores as sites of cultural production in contemporary India. Analyzing social practices of selling music in a variety of retail contexts, it focuses upon the economic and social values that are produced and circulated by music retailers in the marketplace. Based upon…

    Hardback – 2016-06-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

  • Qupai in Chinese Music

    Melodic Models in Form and Practice

    Edited by Alan R Thrasher

    Presenting the latest research in the area, this volume explores the fundamental concept of qupai ??, melodic models upon which most traditional Chinese instrumental music (and some vocal music) is based. The greater part of the traditional instrumental repertoire has emerged from qupai models by…

    Hardback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

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