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Published: 23 January 2014

168 Pages | 10 b&w illustrations


ISBN: 9780199794379

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Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction

Timothy Rice

Very Short Introductions

  • Includes a brief history of the attempt to understand the deep cosmological, social, and psychological significance of music
  • Considers how ethnomusicologists are dealing with the role of music in a modern world of war, violence, disease, and climate change and on ethnomusicologists' role in academia and public service
  • Examines how music is embedded in society and culture, how individuals create and experience music, and how and why music, even so-called traditional music, constantly changes
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introduction series - over six million copies sold worldwide