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Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures: An Ecological Perspective

Huib Schippers and Catherine Grant


The sustainability of music and other intangible expressions of culture has been high on the agenda of scholars, governments, and nongovernmental organizations in recent years. However, there is a striking lack of systematic research into what exactly affects sustainability across music cultures. By analyzing case studies of nine highly diverse music cultures against a single framework that identifies key factors in music sustainability, Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures offers an understanding of both the challenges and dynamics of music sustainability in the contemporary global environm ... More

Keywords: applied ethnomusicology, music sustainability, comparative musicology, music cultures, music heritage

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190259075
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190259075.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Huib Schippers, editor
Professor, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

Catherine Grant, editor
Lecturer, The University of Newcastle

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1 Sound Futures

Huib Schippers1

2 Music Sustainability

Catherine Grant 1

4 Hindustani Music

Huib Schippers 1

5 Central Australian Women’s Traditional Songs

Linda Barwick and Myfany Turpin

6 Balinese Gamelan

Peter Dunbar-Hall

7 Western Opera

John Drummond

8 Amami Shima-Uta

Philip Hayward and Sueo Kuwahara

9 SamulNori

Keith Howard 1

10 Mariachi Music

Patricia Shehan Campbell and Leticia Soto Flores

11 Ca trù

Esbjörn Wettermark and Håkan Lundström

12 Approaching Music Cultures as Ecosystems

Huib Schippers and Catherine Grant

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