General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Introduction To Cultural Analysis Of Music
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Krzysztof Moraczewski
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30


Module aim (aims)

• Introducing students to history of cultural studies of music
• Presenting broad spectrum of approaches
• Introducing students to different repertoires

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Not relevant


Week 1: Introduction into history of cultural approaches to music
Week 2: Pre-scholarly thinking about music
Week 3: Evolutionism and Musikwissenschaft
Week 4: Evolutionism and ethnomusicology
Week 5: Diffusionism and the critique of evolutionism
Week 6: Anthropology of music: Alan P. Merriam
Week 7: Anthropology of music: John Blacking
Week 8: Contemporary ethnomusicology: Jeff T. Titon
Week 9: Cultural analysis of music: Richard Taruskin
Week 10:Popular music studies: an overview
Week 11:Popular music studies: Richard Middleton
Week 12:European art music - repertoire, analysis
Week 13:Asian art music - repertoire, analysis
Week 14:Folk music - repertoire, analysis
Week 15:Popular music - repertoire, analysis

Reading list

A. P. Merriam, Anthropology of Music
J. Blacking, How musical is Man?
J. T. Titon (ed.) Worlds of Music
R. Taruskin, The Oxford History of Western Music
M. Clayton, T. Herber, R. Middleton, The Cultural Study of Music
J.P.E. Harper-Scott, J. Samson, An Introduction to Music Studies
P. Bourdieu, Distinction