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Subcultural Sounds
Micromusics of the West
Mark Slobin



Music/Culture

Wesleyan
1993 • 139 pp. 1 Table. 6 x 9"
Music / Cultural Studies

$16.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-6261-6



“Although Subcultural Sounds primarily maps out possible responses for ethnomusicology to the current situation of global interaction of conflicting mediascapes, technoscapes, finanscapes, ethnoscapes, and ideoscapes... [continued in Reviews below]”—Music and Letters

A fascinating study of subcultural musics and their cultural identities.

The study of subcultural musics, what Mark Slobin calls “small musics in big systems,” is characterized by a tremendously expanding search for cultural identity within multiethnic societies that are increasingly caught up in global cultural flow. Subcultural Sounds is the first critical attempt to explore the dynamics of this process in Europe and America, the heartland of music production and bellwether for global culture. By combining interpretation with concrete analysis, Slobin works toward a comparative approach for understanding the “micromusics” of Euro-America. Includes a new preface that was added to the second printing in 2000.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Although Subcultural Sounds primarily maps out possible responses for ethnomusicology to the current situation of global interaction of conflicting mediascapes, technoscapes, finanscapes, ethnoscapes, and ideoscapes, there are numerous lessons to be learned from these essays for musicology, music education and related discplines . . . productive and inspiring.”—Music and Letters

“Slobin’s highly original effort to develop a system that respects the complex diversity of musical practices and cultures in people’s everyday life is an important contribution to popular music studies"—Lawrence Grossberg



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MARK SLOBIN is a professor of music at Wesleyan University. Among his books are Chosen Voices: The Story of the America Cantorate (1989). Tenement Songs: The Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants (1982), Music in the Cuklture of Northern Afganistan (1976), and Kirgiz Instrumental Music (1969).



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