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The study of folk music in the modern world

Author: Philip V Bohlman
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1988.
Series: Folkloristics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Bohlman examines folk music as a genre of folklore from a broadly cross-cultural perspective and espouses a more expansive view of folk music, stressing its vitality in non-Western cultures as well as Western, in the present as well as the past.""--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bohlman, Philip Vilas.
Study of folk music in the modern world.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)571536272
Online version:
Bohlman, Philip Vilas.
Study of folk music in the modern world.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)607836901
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip V Bohlman
ISBN: 0253355559 9780253355553 025320464X 9780253204646
OCLC Number: 16351696
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1988.
Description: xx, 159 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Contents: The origins of folk music, past and present --
Folk music and oral tradition --
Classification : the discursive boundaries of folk music --
The social basis of folk music : a sense of community, a sense of place --
The folk musician --
Folk music in non-western cultures --
Folk music and canon-formation : the creative dialectic between text and context --
Folk music in the modern world.
Series Title: Folkloristics.
Responsibility: Philip V. Bohlman.

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Examines folk music as a genre of folklore from a cross-cultural perspective. This work espouses a different view of folk music, stressing its vitality in non-Western cultures as well as Western.  Read more...

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"[This book] is a contribution of considerable substance because it takes a holistic view of the field of folk music and the scholarship that has dealt with it." Bruno Nettl " ... a praiseworthy Read more...

 
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