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Migrating Music

Toynbee, Jason and Dueck, Byron eds. (2011). Migrating Music. CRESC. Abingdon: Routledge.

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This collection considers the issues around music and cosmopolitanism in new ways. Whilst much of the existing literature on ‘world music’ questions the apparently world-disclosing nature of this genre – but says relatively little about migration and mobility – diaspora studies have much to say about the latter, yet little about the significance of music.

In this context, the book affirms the centrality of music as a mode of translation and cosmopolitan mediation, whilst also pointing out the complexity of the processes at stake within it. Migrating music, it argues, represents perhaps the most salient mode of performance of otherness to mutual others, and as such its significance in socio-cultural change rivals – and even exceeds – literature, film, and other language and image-based cultural forms.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Editors
ISBN: 0-415-59448-0, 978-0-415-59448-6
Keywords: music; migration; diaspora; world music; cosmopolitanism; mediation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Item ID: 26335
Depositing User: Jason Toynbee
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2011 10:41
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:36
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