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Fulcher, Jane: Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music (paperback)

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As the field of Cultural History grows in prominence in the academic world, an understanding of the history of culture has become vital to scholars across disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music cultivates a return to the fundamental premises of cultural history in the cutting-edge work of musicologists concerned with cultural history and historians who deal with music. In this volume, noted academics from both of these disciplines illustrate the continuing endeavor of cultural history to grasp the realms of human experience, understanding, and communication as they are manifest or expressed symbolically through various layers of culture and in many forms of art. The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music fosters and reflects a sustained dialogue about their shared goals and techniques, rejuvenating their work with new insights into the field itself.
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New theoretical dimensions or inquiries characteristic of "the New Cultural History of Music"
Features contributors at the forefront of both musicology and history
First systematic combination of musicologists and historians
Demonstrates how music is becoming unique mode of access into specific cites of cultural representation, exchange, contestation and the construction of experience
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"[A] lush edition." --HistoryWire.com

"Gives the reader both an excellent overview of current thinking in the discipline and many separate insights into specific areas of this aspect of music...There's nothing comparable--or, at least, nothing comparably broad--in terms of deepening our understanding of the nexus between musicology and cultural history. Particularly nothing that seeks to sum up the current state of thinking across so wide a range of historical and geographical areas. Well worth investigating." --Classical.net

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608 pages; 37 line-drawings and 41 halftones; 6-3/4 x 9-3/4; ISBN13: 978-0-19-534186-7
ISBN10: 0-19-534186-4

About the Author(s)
Jane Fulcher is Professor of Musicology at the University of Michigan. She has received research awards in both the United States and Europe, including The American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities (two awards), the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the National Humanities Center, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey (where she was the Edward T. Cone member in Music Studies for 2003-04). In addition, she has three times been invited to be visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris

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