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Author(s): Jeremy Smith, Jay Keister
Music Appreciation: Histories and Cultures is an introductory text that covers even-handedly and engagingly the subject of music from across the spectrum of the Popular, World, and Western Classical traditions. The authors began this project after realizing that even though one (Keister) is an ethnomusicologist, and the other (Smith) is a musicologist, they share a personal and professional relationship with music of the Popular tradition, as both performed music of
Author(s): Wayne Allen, Kebba Darboe
This book gives students a brief introduction to the discipline of Ethnic Studies, its history, theories, methods and application to real world problems. It starts with a brief historical overview of this relatively new academic discipline and explores some basic definitions and concepts, along with particular theoretical approaches that demarcate the discipline in comparison to other neighboring fields in the social sciences.