Cover for kartomi: Musical Journeys in Sumatra. Click for larger imageTo coincide with the Society for Ethnomusicology annual meeting November 14-17, 2013, in Indianapolis, we are offering eBook versions of three University of Illinois Press titles on sale for $2.99. The sale will run through November, 30.

Musical Journeys in Sumatra by Margaret Kartomi
Having dedicated almost forty years of scholarship to exploring the rich and varied music of Sumatran provinces, Margaret Kartomi provides a fascinating ethnographic record of vanishing musical genres, traditions, and practices that have become deeply compromised by the pressures of urbanization, rural poverty, and government policy. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here.

Cover for white: From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity. Click for larger imageFrom Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity by Miles White
Arguing that black music has undeniably shaped American popular culture and that hip-hop tropes have exerted a defining influence on young male aspirations and behavior, White draws a critical link between the body, musical sound, and the construction of identity. Continuing with diverse discussions including black action films, heavyweight prizefighting, Elvis Presley’s performance of blackness, and white rappers such as Vanilla Ice and Eminem, White establishes a sophisticated framework for interpreting and critiquing black masculinity in hip-hop music and culture. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here.

Cover for O'CONNELL: Music and Conflict. Click for larger imageMusic and Conflict by Edited by John Morgan O’Connell and Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco
This volume charts a new frontier of applied ethnomusicology by highlighting the role of music in both inciting and resolving a spectrum of social and political conflicts in the contemporary world.  Speaking to the cultural implications of globalization and pointing out how music can promote a shared musical heritage across borders, the essays discuss the music of Albania, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, North and South Korea, Uganda, the United States, and the former Yugoslavia. The volume also includes dozens of illustrations, including photos, maps, and musical scores. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here.

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