Migrating music

Toynbee, Jason and Dueck, Byron (2011). Migrating music. In: Toynbee, Jason and Dueck, Byron eds. Migrating Music. CRESC. Abingdon, U.K and New York, NY, U.S.: Routledge, pp. 1–18.

URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/97804155944...


This chapter explores the relationship between music and migration in the light of changing theoretical perspectives, but also a changing world. Through a series of empirical vignettes it argues for a reconceptualisation that puts music at the centre of cultural globalisation. Migrating music, it is argued, involves a mimetic encounter with others, but also translation, that is the emergent transformation of the music of others. These processes are central to the construction of a cosmopolitan world which is nevertheless riven with persisting difference.

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