Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology is dedicated to expanding the field of ethnomusicology with innovative studies and edited collections. Publishing new, cutting-edge research into our global music heritage, the series will concentrate on area studies from all corners of the world.

  • Qupai in Chinese Music

    Melodic Models in Form and Practice

    Edited by Alan 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 – 2015-12-01 
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  • Local Music Scenes and Globalization

    Transnational Platforms in Beirut

    By Thomas Burkhalter

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
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  • Music, Travel, and Imperial Encounter in 19th-Century France

    Musical Apprehensions

    By Ruth Rosenberg

    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,…

    Hardback – 2014-09-23
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  • The Globalization of Musics in Transit

    Music Migration and Tourism

    Edited by Simone Krüger, Ruxandra Trandafoiu

    This book traces the particularities of music migration and tourism in different global settings, and provides current, even new perspectives for ethnomusicological research on globalizing musics in transit. The dual focus on tourism and migration is central to debates on globalization, and their…

    Hardback – 2013-11-12
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  • The Local Scenes and Global Culture of Psytrance

    By Graham St. John

    This lively textual symposium offers a collection of formative research on the culture of global psytrance (psychedelic trance). As the first book to address the diverse transnationalism of this contemporary electronic dance music phenomenon, the collection hosts interdisciplinary research…

    Paperback – 2011-06-22
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  • Popular Music of Vietnam

    The Politics of Remembering, the Economics of Forgetting

    By Dale A. Olsen

    Based on the author’s research in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and other urban areas in Vietnam, this study of contemporary Vietnamese popular music explores the ways globalization and free market economics have influenced the music and subcultures of Vietnamese youth, focusing on the conflict…

    Paperback – 2010-06-18
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