Transforming Ethnomusicology Volume I: Methodologies, Institutional Structures, and Policies



For decades, ethnomusicologists across the world have considered how to effect positive change for the communities they work with when faced with challenging social, political, and environmental issues and institutional structures. The two-volume collection Transforming Ethnomusicology aims to deepen and broaden dialogues about social engagement within the discipline of ethnomusicology. Its many voices, from scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds and working in a variety of cultural situations, explore how ethnomusicology can transform the world by contributing to social change. Through their illuminating case studies and reflections, they at the same time transform how we understand ethnomusicology as a discipline.

The first volume of Transforming Ethnomusicology focuses on ethical practice and collaboration and offers new strategies for transforming institutions and ethnographic methods. These reflections on the broader framework of ethnomusicological practice are complemented by case studies that document activist approaches to the study of music in challenging contexts of poverty, discrimination, or unjust systems, such as post-earthquake urban Haiti or war-torn South Sudan. A chapter that provides a fresh perspective on methodologies within the discipline by examining the power relations inherent in ethnography and proposing a model of 'witnessing' concludes this volume.

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