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The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival

The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival (Hardback)

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Revivals - movements that revitalize, resuscitate, or re-indigenize traditions perceived as threatened or moribund into new temporal, spatial, or cultural contexts - have been well-documented in Western Europe and Euro-North America. Less documented are the revival processes that have been occurring and recurring elsewhere in the world. And particularly under-analyzed are the aftermaths of revivals: the new infrastructures, musical styles, performance practices, subcultural communities, and value systems that have grown out of revival movements. The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival helps us achieve a deeper understanding of the role and development of traditional, folk, roots, world, classical, and early music in modern-day postindustrial, postcolonial, and postwar contexts. The book's thirty chapters present innovative theoretical perspectives illustrated through new ethnographic case studies on diverse music cultures around the world. Together these essays reveal the potency of acts of revival, resurgence, restoration, and renewal in shaping musical landscapes and transforming social experience.

The contributors present research from Euro-America, Native America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the former Soviet bloc, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. They enrich the field by applying approaches and insights from across the disciplines of ethnomusicology, ethnochoreology, historical musicology, folklore studies, anthropology, ethnology, sociology, and cultural studies. The book makes a powerful argument for the untapped potential of revival as a productive analytical tool in contemporary, global contexts-one that is crucial for understanding manifestations of musical heritage in postmodern, cosmopolitan societies. With its detailed treatment of authenticity, recontextualization, transmission, institutionalization, globalization, and other key concerns, the collection makes a significant impact far beyond the field of revival studies and is crucial for understanding contemporary manifestations of folk, traditional, and heritage music in today's postmodern cosmopolitan societies.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyMusic & DanceDanceTheory of music & musicologyMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop musicMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresWorld music Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 29/07/2014 ISBN-13: 9780199765034  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Caroline Bithell is Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the University of Manchester, UK, where she also teaches courses in Arts Management. Her monograph Transported by Song: Corsican Voices from Oral Tradition to World Stage was published by Scarecrow Press in 2007. Her edited collection The Past in Music appeared as a special issue of the journal Ethnomusicology Forum (2007). Her new monograph on the natural voice and world song is forthcoming, together with new work on Georgian polyphony. Juniper Hill is a senior research fellow at the University of Cambridge, and a lecturer in music at the University College Cork, Ireland. A recipient of the Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, two Fulbrights, and the University of California Faculty Fellowship, her publications address topics such as creativity, pedagogy, transnationalism, and revival.

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