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Archaic and transitional hominins

in Human Evolution

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Biological Sciences; Human Evolution. 3512 words.

‘Archaic and transitional hominins’ deals with creatures that almost certainly belong to the hominin clade, but which are still far from resembling modern humans. These hominins share more...

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A bit of history

in Ethnomusicology

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology; Anthropology. 4630 words.

‘A bit of history’ charts the history of the study of ethnomusicology. The literate cultures of China and Greece generated philosophical treatises on music because they believed that music...

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Conducting research

in Ethnomusicology

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology; Anthropology. 4966 words.

‘Conducting research’ looks at where ethnomusicologists carry out their fieldwork. Ethnomusicologists differ from other music scholars in that they will select a community for an extended...

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Defining ethnomusicology

in Ethnomusicology

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology; Anthropology. 2779 words.

‘Defining ethnomusicology’ considers what ethnomusicology is by breaking the term down to its linguistic origins and also asks: what is music? Musical ability, to an ethnomusicologist,...

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5. Definitions, types, domains

Barry Stephenson.

in Ritual

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology and Anthropology of Religion; Customs and Traditions; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5010 words.

The word “ritual” is used in three different, though related, ways. First, ritual is conceived as a kind of action. Second, ritual is a cultural domain, arena, stage, or field, in and out...

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Early hominins: possible and probable

in Human Evolution

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Biological Sciences; Human Evolution. 2974 words.

‘Early hominins: possible and probable’ considers the ‘candidate’ taxa that have been suggested to be at the very base of the hominin clade. Hominin evolution in Africa began at a time of...

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Ethnomusicologists at work

in Ethnomusicology

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology; Anthropology. 2354 words.

‘Ethnomusicologists at work’ concludes this VSI by looking at the impact of ethnomusicological studies on society. Ethnomusicologists work with people, so they have always been concerned...

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Ethnomusicology

Timothy Rice.

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Ethnomusicology; Anthropology. 168 pages.

Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction describes this growing discipline, showing how modern researchers go about studying music from around the world, looking for insights into both...

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Ethnomusicology in the modern world

in Ethnomusicology

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology; Anthropology. 4302 words.

‘Ethnomusicology in the modern world’ describes the ways that the field of ethnomusicology has changed since its inception. In the past, ethnomusicologists tended to stick to researching...

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Finding our place

Bernard Wood.

in Human Evolution

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Biological Sciences; Human Evolution. 5023 words.

‘Finding our place’ reviews the history of how philosophers and then scientists came to realize that humans are part of the natural world. Classical philosophers believed mankind evolved...

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