Ethnomusicology as the Study of People Making Music
Keywords:ethnomusicology, science, definition, history
AbstractThis essay defines ethnomusicology as the study of people making music. People make sounds that are recognized as music, and people also make
“music” into a cultural domain. The essay contrasts this idea of music as a contingent cultural category with earlier scientific definitions that essentialized
music as an object.
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