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Music endangerment : how language maintenance can help / Catherine Grant
Bib ID 6535824
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Grant, Catherine, 1977- author
 
Description New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014] 
xiii, 206 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 0199352178
0199352186
9780199352173
9780199352180
Summary

"In response to increased focus on the protection of intangible cultural heritage across the world, “Music Endangerment” offers a new practical approach to assessing, advocating, and assisting the sustainability of musical genres. Drawing upon relevant ethnomusicological research on globalization and musical diversity, musical change, music revivals, and ecological models for sustainability, author Catherine Grant systematically critiques strategies that are currently employed to support endangered musics. She then constructs a comparative framework between language and music, adapting and applying the measures of language endangerment as developed by UNESCO, in order to identify ways in which language maintenance might (and might not) illuminate new pathways to keeping these musics strong. Grant's work presents the first in-depth, standardized, replicable tool for gauging the level of vitality of music genres, providing an invaluable resource for the creation and maintenance of international cultural policy. It will enable those working in the field to effectively demonstrate the degree to which outside intervention could be of tangible benefit to communities whose musical practices are under threat. Significant for both its insight and its utility, “Music Endangerment” is an important contribution to the growing field of applied ethnomusicology, and will help secure the continued diversity of our global musical traditions." -- Book jacket.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Applied ethnomusicology.  |  Language maintenance.  |  Sustainability.  |  Music - Traditional.  |  Language - Maintenance.  |  Archives and archiving - Sound - Music.  |  Vietnam.  |  Australian

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