Ethnomusicological praxis: An introduction

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The introductory chapter to each of the two volumes in Transforming Ethnomusicology offers a critical discussion of a range of socially engaged approaches as well as their deep historical roots that we consider foundational and fundamental to the ethnomusicological endeavor. These approaches affiliate variably with such intellectual traditions as Marxism, feminism and anti-racism, Post-colonialism and Indigenous Studies, Participatory Action Research, analyses of heritage practices and sustainability challenges, studies of intellectual property regimes and ecologies, and other work in ethnomusicology and cognate disciplines in the social sciences. Our aim is to deepen the conversation about how intellectual history has informed our discipline and to probe the premises, activities, and assumptions of scholars past and present who strive to respond to the concerns of the communities with whom they work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransforming Ethnomusicology Volume II
Subtitle of host publicationPolitical, Social & Ecological Issues
EditorsSalwa Castelo-Branco, Diamond Beverly
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780197517550
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Activism
  • Antiracism
  • Ecology
  • Gender
  • Heritage
  • Indigenous studies
  • Marxism
  • Participatory action research (PAR)
  • praxis
  • Sustainability


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