Global Sound Cultures: Musics, Places and People


Examines a wide range of sound and music cultures, from popular transnational mediations to locally  produced, community-based traditions. Considers the ways that music takes on meaning, represents identities and places, and interacts with the world. Traces the historical/economic processes by which music cultures emerge and are sustained (or not). Explores the emotional and economic roles that music plays in lives of musicians, composers
and listeners. Using theories from ethnomusicology, anthropology, musicology and cultural studies we show how
music is affected by and reflects social change, colonisation and indigeneity, technology and local/global economic

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Availability 2024

Not taught in 2024


Lecturer(s)  Sunhee Koo


Coursework + exam


ANTHRO 106: 15 points