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Decentering Music: A Critique of Contemporary Musical Research

Kevin Korsyn


This book examines the struggle for the authority to speak about music at a time when the humanities are in crisis. By linking the institutions that support musical research, including professional associations and universities, to complex historical changes such as globalization and the commodification of knowledge, this book undertakes a critique of musical scholarship as an institutional discourse, while contributing to a general theory of disciplinary structures that goes beyond the limits of any single field. In asking a number of fundamental questions about the models through which disci ... More

Keywords: musical research, globalization, commodification of knowledge, musical scholarship, David Lewin, musical perceptions, Richard Rorty, liberal ironist, Susan McClary, Steven Feld

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195104547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Korsyn, author
University of Michigan

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