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What migrates and who does it? A mini case study from Fiji

Finnegan, Ruth (2011). What migrates and who does it? A mini case study from Fiji. In: Toynbee , Jason and Dueck , Byron eds. Migrating music. CRESC. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 135–149.

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Abstract

About the book:
Migrating Music 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, this 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.
This book will serve as a valuable reference tool for undergraduate and postgraduate students with research interests in cultural studies, sociology of culture, music, globalization, migration, and human geography.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Author, 2011 Jason Toynbee and Byron Dueck, selection and editorial matter
ISBN: 0-415-59448-0, 978-0-415-59448-6
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 28660
Depositing User: Ruth Finnegan
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 14:45
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 03:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28660
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