Etnomusicologia ativista e música marginalizada do sul da Ásia
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SHERINIAN, Zoe; FALCÃO, Eduardo. Etnomusicologia ativista e música marginalizada do sul da Ásia. Proa: Revista de Antropologia e Arte, Campinas, SP, v. 10, n. 1, p. 250–285, 2020. DOI: 10.20396/proa.v10i1.17615. Disponível em: Acesso em: 15 jul. 2024.


Ouvir e ver a música marginal através do ativismo participante coloca os etnomusicólogos face-a-face com a nossa escolha de tema de pesquisa, com a auto-reflexividade e com a disputa de valor musical nas políticas de poder local. Além disso, oferecem-nos novos métodos, tais como o filme etnográfico, a participação dialógica e uma distribuição e impacto mais amplos para a nossa produção acadêmica, assim como para o seu significado. Neste capítulo, exploro como a etnomusicologia ativista do sul da Ásia pode contribuir como metodologia e teoria para a disciplina da etnomusicologia como um todo.


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