Common Threads

An anthology from the University of Illinois Press

Each volume in Common Threads brings together related journal content into e-book format, allowing the reader to experience several thematically-related scholarly articles at one time. This innovative new series gathers hand-selected material by leading scholars in an easy-to-read format meant to reach a wide audience of scholars and interested readers.

Volume 4

Following the Elephant: Ethnomusicologists Contemplate Their Discipline
Edited by Bruno Nettl

In Following the Elephant, Bruno Nettl edits articles drawn from fifty years of the pioneering journal Ethnomusicology. The roster of acclaimed scholars hail from across generations, using other works in the collection as launching points for dialogues on the history and accomplishments of the field.

Nettl divides the collection into three sections. In the first, authors survey ethnomusicology from perspectives that include thoughts on defining and conceptualizing the field and its concepts. The second section offers milestones in the literature that critique major works. The authors look at what separates ethnomusicology from other forms of music research and discuss foundational issues. The final section presents scholars considering ethnomusicology—including recent trends—from the perspective of specific, but abiding, strands of thought.

Contributors:

Charlotte J. Frisbie, Mieczylaw Kolinski, Gerhard Kubik, George List, Alan P. Merriam, Bruno Nettl, David Pruett, Adelaida Reyes, Timothy Rice, Jesse D. Ruskin, Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Gabriel Solis, Jeff Todd Titon, J. Lawrence Witzleben, and Deborah Wong.

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Volume 3

Mere and Easy: Collage as a Critical Practice in Pedagogy
Edited by Jorge Lucero

Collage making offers everyone from small children to trained artists the ability to express themselves through images. In this new Common Threads collection, Jorge Lucero draws on the archive of the journal Visual Arts Research to present articles focused on the place of collage in fine art and education. Guided by the twinned concepts of mereness—collage's reputation as a trifle—and easiness—the technique's accessibility to all—the authors explore how subversive, debased, and effortless the collage gesture can be. What emerges is in and of itself a collage, one that groups disparate scholarship into a whole that reveals how the technique may serve as a method of scholarship and as a wellspring of vibrant, even radical, pedagogical utility.

Contributors:

Michael Biggs, Ian Buchanan, Daniela Büchler, Paul Duncum, Charles R. Garoian, Kit Grauer, Anniina Suominen Guyas, Kathleen Keys, Jorge Lucero, Dan Nadaner, Ryan Patton, Janet N. Stevenson, Robert W. Sweeny, and Stuart Thompson.

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Volume 2

Immigrant Identity and the Politics of Citizenship
Edited by John Bukowczyk

The University of Illinois Press is delighted to announce the next volume in its Common Threads series. This new e-book, Immigrant Identity and the Politics of Citizenship, is a joint effort with the Journal of American Ethnic History (JAEH). Editor John Bukowczyk selected 14 articles that explore the challenges of the myriad divisions and hierarchies that immigrants to the United States must navigate and the cultural and political atmospheres they encounter. The book includes a substantial introduction from the editor that highlights these themes that link each chapter.

From the introduction:

"The rich sampling of contents from the Journal of American Ethnic History (JAEH) should prompt lively discussion of contemporary issues involving immigrant and ethnic identity and the politics of the citizenship and the incorporation of the foreign-born into an ever changing American society. Ironically, although the immigration and ethnic history field and, with it, the JAEH, focus on cultural differences and the mixing and mingling of diverse peoples, the subtext throughout involves, so to speak, the other side of the coin. On the flip side of American coins reads the inscription, E Pluribus Unum—"From Many, One." In our own times, as in the past, this motto raises questions that still beg for answers today. What is an America? What should it be?"

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Volume 1

Higher Mental Processes
Edited by Robert W. Proctor

A compilation of hard-to-find articles from the foremost psychology journal in the field

In this new compilation, Robert W. Proctor curates a collection of celebrated and seminal articles from the past 125 years of The American Journal of Psychology. The debut volume in the University of Illinois Press's Common Threads ebook series, Higher Mental Processes reprints a suite of ten articles on processes of higher-order thinking. Proctor, current editor of the AJP, begins the volume with a special introduction that provides historical and scientific context for the contributions.

Contributors: P. Baratta, M. H. Birnbaum, M. E. Bulbrook, L. S. Buyer, R. A. Carlson, S. N. F. Chant, A. A. Cleveland, T. D. Cutsforth, R. L. Dominowski, E. Galanter, P. N. Johnson-Laird, M. G. Preston, Robert W. Proctor, and J. Tagart.

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Following the Elephant: Ethnomusicologists Contemplate Their Discipline ebook is available for immediate download from the following vendors:
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