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Theorizing the LocalMusic, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond$
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Richard Wolf

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195331370

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.001.0001

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Modes of Theorizing in Iranian Khorasan

Modes of Theorizing in Iranian Khorasan

(p.207) Chapter 11 Modes of Theorizing in Iranian Khorasan
Theorizing the Local

Stephen Blum

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses “theorizing” as an activity that prepares and accompanies the acquisition, retention, and expansion or contraction of musical knowledge. Using some typical formats for theoretical statements among bards (baxši) in Khorasan (Iran), the author considers theorizing in a comparative context that extends from Iran to Europe and South Asia. Theorizing, here, takes in many sorts of “episodes of generalizing.” Theorizing begins, it is argued, whenever an agent draws together a body of perceptions and ideas and acts on them, as against remembered or imagined alternatives.

Keywords:   baxši, Khorasan, musical knowledge, Iran, bards

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