Otto Stuparitz's blog

Introducing the New 2017 Team

Happy 2017, fellow ethnomusicologists and music scholars! My name is Otto Stuparitz and I am excited to become the Editor-in-Chief for Volume 21 of Ethnomusicology Review. Being involved with the journal as an associate editor for two Sounding Board sections and as part of the Editorial Board, I appreciate the importance of having an enthusiastic team of editors to co-create with me as we put together a new volume.

Music in Airports: Response

Bring the Noise's recent article, Music for Airports, inspired two ER readers to document their own experiences with the soundscapes of what Marc Augé called "non-places." Augé's term refers to anthropological spaces of transience that do not hold enough significance to b

“Why Don’t We Talk Prevention Before We Talk Medication?”

This post highlights recordings produced by the FolkwaysAlive! project “Songs for Sustainable Development and Peace.” FolkwaysAlive! is a partnership between Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the University of Alberta that

Music in Airports

Airports fall into what Marc Augé has defined as a "non-place." Augé's term refers to anthropological spaces of transience that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as "places". Other "non-places" include highways, hotel rooms, supermarkets, train stations, and bus terminals.

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