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Ethnomusicology Translations Issue No. 3 Now Online

Monday, August 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephen Stuempfle
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The Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce the publication of
Ethnomusicology Translations Issue No. 3:

Greve, Martin. Writing against Europe: On the Necessary Decline of Ethnomusicology. Translated by Férdia J. Stone-Davis. Ethnomusicology Translations, no. 3. Bloomington, IN: Society for Ethnomusicology, 2016.


In this appraisal of then-current German-speaking ethnomusicology, Martin Greve calls for much more critical acknowledgment and consideration of recent key debates in cultural studies and cultural anthropology. The essay and its provocative title, certainly written in a constructive spirit, hit a trouble spot, fueling the fear of losing ethnomusicology’s disciplinary raison d’être. A short but telling discussion among German-speaking ethnomusicologists ensued.

Originally published in German as “‘Writing against Europe’: Vom notwendigen Verschwinden der Musikethnologie,” Musikforschung 55 (2002): 239-250.

To download Issue No.3, please visit the Ethnomusicology Translations website at https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/emt.

SEM thanks
Martin Greve (Author), Férdia J. Stone-Davis (Translator), Birgit Abels (Manuscript Editor), and Richard K. Wolf (Manuscript Editor/General Editor) for the preparation of this translation. Special thanks also to contributors to SEM’s Sound Future Campaign, which is supporting this publication series.

Ethnomusicology Translations is a peer-reviewed, open-access online series for the publication of ethnomusicological literature translated into English. Articles and other literature in any language other than English will be considered for editorial review, translation, and publication. Preference will be given to individual articles published in scholarly journals or books during the past 20 years. As a central online resource, Ethnomusicology Translations aims to increase access to the global scope of recent music scholarship and advance ethnomusicology as an international field of research and communication.

For information on nominating articles for translation, please see

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