Fall 2020 not offered
This course provides a broad introduction to the research methods of ethnomusicology. The theory and practice of musical ethnography are examined, including fieldwork techniques (interviewing, data collection, audiovisual documentation, participant observation), ethnographic writing, research ethics and representation, insider/outsider perspectives, bimusicality, and approaches to the transcription and analysis of musical sound. Students gain an understanding of the historical development of ethnomusicology and its relationship to allied disciplines such as musicology and anthropology, become familiar with the work of prominent scholars in the field, and acquire the practical skills of ethnography-based research.
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Gregory Barz and Timothy Cooley (eds), SHADOWS IN THE FIELD: NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR FIELDWORK IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY (Oxford University Press, 2008)
John Blacking, MUSIC, CULTURE, AND EXPERIENCE: SELECTED PAPERS OF JOHN BLACKING (Chicago University Press, 1995)
James Clifford, THE PREDICAMENT OF CULTURE: TWENTIETH-CENTURY ETHNOGRAPHY, LITERATURE, AND ART (Harvard University Press, 1988)
Marcia Herndon and Norma McLeod, FIELD MANUAL FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY (Norwood Editions, 1983)
Mantle Hood, THE ETHNOMUSICOLOGIST (Kent State University Press, 1982)
Simone Krüger, EXPERIENCING ETHNOMUSICOLOGY: TEACHING AND LEARNING IN EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES (Ashgate, 2009)
Helen Myers (ed.), ETHNOMUSICOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION (W.W. Norton & Co., 1992)
Bruno Nettl, THE STUDY OF ETHNOMUSICOLOGY: THIRTY-THREE DISCUSSIONS (University of Illinois Press, 2015)
Timothy Rice, ETHNOMUSICOLOGY: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Henry Stobart (ed.), THE NEW (ETHNO)MUSICOLOGIES (Scarecrow Press, 2008)
Michael Tenzer (ed.), ANALYTICAL STUDIES IN WORLD MUSIC. (Oxford University Press, 2006)
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Weekly reading, listening, and viewing assignments, midterm quiz, book review (1,000 words), and an independent ethnographic project leading to a final paper (2,500 words).
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Graduate seminar; undergraduates by exception and permission.
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