Cultural Mapping and Musical Diversity

Sweers, Britta; Ross, Sarah M. (eds.) (2020). Cultural Mapping and Musical Diversity. Transcultural Music Studies. Sheffield, Bristol: Equinox Publishing

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‘Cultural mapping’ has become a central keyword in the UNESCO strategy to protect natural and world cultural heritage, including music traditions. As a tool to increase the awareness of cultural diversity it transforms the concept of intangible cultural heritage to visible items by establishing multi-dimensional profiles of cultures and communities. Cultural mapping has been used as a resource for a variety of purposes as broad as the analysis of conflict points and peace building, adaptation to climate change, sustainability management, as well as heritage debates and management. Music has been playing a significant role in each of these aspects. As this theme has rarely been explored within ethnomusicology, this collection approaches the topic of cultural mapping from four different thematic perspectives: The book starts out with historical and methodological reflections on cultural mapping in ethnomusicology, followed by an exploration on possible relation between nature/ landscape (and definition of such) and music/ sound. How exactly is landscape interrelated with music – and identified (and vice versa)? The second half focuses more specifically on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The articles not only address the broader political framework, but also thematic and geographic case studies of Intangible Cultural Heritage and music, as well as the pro of UNESCO’s endeavours.

Item Type:

Book (Edited Volume)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Musicology
06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg) > Center for Global Studies (CGS)

UniBE Contributor:

Sweers, Britta

Subjects:

700 Arts > 780 Music

ISBN:

9781781797587

Series:

Transcultural Music Studies

Publisher:

Equinox Publishing

Language:

English

Submitter:

Britta Sweers

Date Deposited:

03 Sep 2020 10:01

Last Modified:

03 Sep 2020 10:01

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/146143

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