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False starts and reformulations in the study of everyday musical life in urban China

Kendall, Paul (2014) False starts and reformulations in the study of everyday musical life in urban China. Field Research Method Lab Blog (18 Jan 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Drawing on preliminary fieldwork experiences in the small city of Kaili, Guizhou province, I present a self-critical examination of the assumptions that hindered my initial attempts to study musical practices during fieldwork. Affronted by the exoticizing representations of tourism literature, I had anticipated the opportunity to contrast these representations with the diversity of everyday music-making in the city. What I had not anticipated was the denial of the existence of music in Kaili by its inhabitants, or at least, of music which they considered worthy of academic study, writes Paul Kendall.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/fieldresearch/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Sets: Collections > Field Research Method Lab Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 12:29
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80745

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