African American Music in Global Perspective

Acquiring Editor: Laurie Matheson
Series Editor: Portia K. Maultsby

This series addresses those subject areas that are: (1) underrepresented in the scholarly literature, and (2) characterized primarily by description rather than deep cultural analysis. In addition to the publication of reprints of primary and secondary sources that serve as definitive markers in the history of the study of African American music in general, the series also encourages and promotes increased attention to the following areas of inquiry: biographies, autobiographies, globalization, religious music, popular music, women in music, music criticism, musical aesthetics, and regional studies. Books in the series will foreground the cultural perspectives of the primary creators and performers of the music, highlighting the voices of African Americans themselves. The series editors welcome projects not only from ethnomusicologists, but from such related fields as cultural history, sociology, anthropology, and African American studies.

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link to catalog page, Island Gospel

Island Gospel

Pentecostal Music and Identity in Jamaica and the United States

Author: Melvin L. Butler
Pub Date: November 2019

A rare look at Jamaican Pentecostals and their music   learn more...

link to catalog page, From Jim Crow to Jay-Z

From Jim Crow to Jay-Z

Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Author: Miles White
Pub Date: November 2011

Negotiating identity in hip-hop culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues

Author: Joe Evans with Christopher Brooks
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2011

The life and career of an important African American music executive, entrepreneur, and musician   learn more...

link to catalog page, Songs in Black and Lavender

Songs in Black and Lavender

Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music

Author: Eileen M. Hayes
Pub Date: March 2010

An analysis of black women's involvement in the "women's music" scene from the 1970s to today   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ramblin' on My Mind

Ramblin' on My Mind

New Perspectives on the Blues

Author: Edited by David Evans
Pub Date: February 2008

A diverse look at blues history, styles, and performances   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Women and Music

Black Women and Music

More than the Blues

Author: Edited by Eileen M. Hayes and Linda F. Williams
Pub Date: April 2007

Analyzing black women's contributions to hip-hop, gospel, classical, jazz, electric blues, and more   learn more...