Economic Ethnomusicology - Special Interest Group of the SEM

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Mission Statement

The Economic Ethnomusicology Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) aims to:

· Encourage and facilitate networking, research and events for scholars working on music from economic perspectives from contemporary and historical perspectives

· Foster interdisciplinary links of ethnomusicologists and other music scholars with disciplines such as Economic Anthropology, Economic History, Economics, Geography, Sociology and Marketing

· Establish Economic Ethnomusicology as an interdisciplinary subdiscipline of Ethnomusicology

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News & Announcements

The 2016 Economic Ethnomusicology SIG meeting will be taking place on Thursday, 10 November, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in the Hampton Room. We have also had two panels sponsored by our SIG accepted in this year's program!

3H Thursday 1:45-3:45
Congressional B
Music Industrial Complex(es)? Methods and Implications of Music Corporation Research
Chair: Amanda R. Modell, University of California, Davis
1:45 Corporations, Aspiration, and Ethnographic Anxiety
Anaar Desai-Stephens, Cornell University
2:15 “I Realize this is Not Helpful At All”: Methodological and Ethical Challenges in an Ethnography of Pandora Internet Radio
Amanda R. Modell, University of California, Davis
2:45 After Secrecy: The Ethnography of Algorithmic Systems
Nick Seaver, Tufts University
3:15 Discussant: Roshanak Kheshti, University of California, San Diego

8G – Friday (4:00-5:30 pm)
Congressional Room B
Tradition Transformed: Economic Determinants and Artistic Priorities
Chair: Nolan M. Warden, University of California, Los Angeles
4:00 Economic Determinants in the Transformation of Hungary's "Gypsy Music" in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Lynn M. Hooker, Purdue University
4:30 Class Distinction and the Development of Traditional Music; or Why Bartók Might Not Appreciate My Romanian Music Ensemble
Ben Dumbauld, Graduate Center, City University of New York
5:00 Holy Death, Jesus Bad-Green, and NAFTA: Economic Interpretations of Ultraviolence and Consumerism in Mexico's New Narcocorridos
Nolan M. Warden, University of California, Los Angeles


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Secretary: Juan Carlos Melendez-Torres

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