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Author Titon, Jeff Todd, 1943- author.

Title Toward a sound ecology : new and selected essays / Jeff Todd Titon
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (x, 309 pages)
Series Music, nature, place
Music, nature, place.
Contents Introduction -- I. Field work : Folklore and ethnomusicology. The life story ; Ethnomusicology as the study of people making music ; Text ; Knowing fieldwork ; Applied ethnomusicology : A descriptive and historical account -- II. Cultural and musical sustainability. "The real thing" : Tourism, authenticity, and pilgrimage among the Old Regular Baptists at the 1997 Smithsonian Folklife Festival ; Music and sustainability : An ecological viewpoint ; Sustainability, resilience, and adaptive management for applied ethnomusicology -- III. Toward a sound ecology. A sound commons for all living creatures ; The nature of ecomusicology ; Thoreau's ear ; The sound of climate change ; Sustainability and a sound ecology
Summary "How does sound ecology--an acoustic connective tissue among communities--also become a basis for a healthy economy and a just community? Jeff Todd Titon's lived experiences shed light on the power of song, the ecology of musical cultures, and even cultural sustainability and resilience. In Toward a Sound Ecology, Titon's collected essays address his growing concerns with people making music, holistic ecological approaches to music, and sacred transformations of sound. Titon also demonstrates how to conduct socially responsible fieldwork and compose engaging and accessible ethnography that speaks to a diverse readership. Toward a Sound Ecology is an anthology of Titon's key writings, which are situated chronologically within three particular areas of interest: fieldwork, cultural and musical sustainability, and sound ecology. According to Titon--a foundational figure in folklore and ethnomusicology--a re-orientation away from a world of texts and objects and toward a world of sound connections will reveal the basis of a universal kinship."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-301) and index
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Subject Ecomusicology.
Sound -- Social aspects
Applied ethnomusicology.
Ethnomusicology -- Methodology
Music and folklore.
Music and anthropology.
MUSIC / General.
Applied ethnomusicology
Ethnomusicology -- Methodology
Music and anthropology
Music and folklore
Genre/Form essays.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2023701178
ISBN 9780253052360