Folklore | PARADIGMS IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
F714 | 2445 | Stone


This course introduces students to the major theoretical orientations that
have shaped the study of ethnomusicology since World War II.  Topics will
include the nature of inquiry; theoretical foundations of comparative
musicology; structural-functionalist approaches; paradigmatic structuralism;
linguistic theories; Marxist influences; literary and dramaturgical
theories; gender, ethnicity, and identity issues; phenomenology and
experiential ethnomusicology; and postmodern and transnational orientations.

We will be using a draft version of a book written expressly for this class:
Theory in Ethnomusicology Today and students will be expected to provide
critical feedback through a journal documenting their reading of this text.
They will also be asked to find examples of a number of theoretical
orientations in the ethnomusicological literature and write a series of five
short papers of approximately five pages each, analyzing the use of theory
in the chosen ethnographies.

TEXTS:
	Stone, Ruth M. Theory in Ethnomusicology Today.  Draft version to be
provided.
Brett, Philip, Elizabeth Wood and Gary C. Thomas. 1994.
	Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian
	Musicology. New York: Routledge.
Brown, Richard. 1989. A Poetic for Sociology: Toward a Logic of
	 Discovery for the Human Sciences.  Chicago: University  of Chicago
Press.
Monson, Ingrid. 1996.  Saying Something: Jazz Improvisation and
	 Interaction.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Nettl, Bruno and Philip Bohlman. 1991. Comparative Musicology
	 and Anthropology of Music. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.