This page presents a complete reading list for the course, followed by a table listing the particular assigned readings for each lecture session.
Stokes, Martin. "Globalization and the Politics of World Music." In The Cultural Study of Music. Edited by M. Clayton, T. Herbert, and R. Middleton. New York, NY: Routledge, 2003. ISBN: 9780415938457.
Garofalo, Reebee. "Whose World, What Beat: The Transnational Music Industry, Identity, and Cultural Imperialism." Word of Music 35, no. 2 (1993): 16-32.
Tang, Patricia. "Senegal." In The Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Vol. 6, Africa and Middle East. Edited by John Shepherd, et al. London, UK: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005. ISBN: 9780826474360.
———. "Negotiating Performance in Senegalese Popular Music: Sound, Image, and The Ethnomusicologist as Exoticized 'Other'." Journal of Popular Music Studies 17, no. 3 (December 2005): 275-300.
Meintjes, Louise. "Paul Simon's Graceland, South Africa, and the Mediation of Musical Meaning." Ethnomusicology 36, no. 1 (Winter 1990): 37-73.
Herson, Benjamin. Fat Beats Dope Rhymes and Thug Lives: Youth, Politics and Hip-Hop in Dakar. Undergraduate Thesis, Hampshire College, 2000.
Morelli, Sarah. "Who is a Dancing Hero? Rap, Hip-Hop and Dance in Korean Popular Culture." In Global Noise: Rap and Hip-Hop outside the U.S.A. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780819565020.
———. "Japanese Hip-Hop and the Globalization of Popular Culture." In Urban Life: Readings in the Anthropology of the City. 4th ed. Edited by George Gmelch and Walter Zenner. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 2001. ISBN: 9781577661948.
Wong, Deborah. "'I Want the Microphone': Mass Mediation and Agency in Asian-American Popular Music." The Drama Review 38, no. 3 (Fall 1994): 152-167.
Huq, Rupa. "Raving, Not Drowning: Authenticity, Pleasure and Politics in the Electronic Dance Music Scene." In Popular Music Studies. Edited by David Hesmondhalgh and Keith Negus. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780340762486.
Sylvan, Robin. "The Dance Music Continuum: House, Rave, and Electronic Dance Music." In Traces of the Spirit: The Religious Dimensions of Popular Music. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780814798096.
|1||Preliminaries; Overview of Course|
|2-3||World Music and Globalization: Current Perspectives||Taylor. Chapter 1, pp. 1-37. |
Manuel. pp. 1-23.
|Afropop: African Stars, Sounds and Genres|
|4||Artists Gone International: Youssou Ndour and the Rise of Senegalese mbalax||Tang (2005). |
Tang. (December 2005): 275-300.
|5||Music and Protest: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's Afro-beat; Mbira and Chimurenga Music of Zimbabwe||Stewart. pp. 114-123. |
Collins. pp. 69-84.
|6||Music as a Tool for Humanitarian Aid in Africa|
|7||The Politics of Globalization: Paul Simon's Graceland||Meintjes. |
Feld. Chapter 8.
|Global Rap and Hip-hop Culture|
|8||Rap and Hip-hop in Africa||Mitchell. (Excerpts) |
Herson. pp. 18-43.
|9||Hip-hop in Korea||Morelli.|
|11||Guest Lecture by Benjamin Herson (Nomadic Wax)|
|12||Rap and Hip-hop in Japan: Guest Lecture by Ian Condry||Condry. Global Noise. |
Condry. Urban Life.
|Suggested Local Event: Performance by Orchestra Baobab|
|Dance, Film, and The Impact of Recording Technologies|
|14||Creating Anglo-Asian Identity: Bhangra and Bhangramuffin |
20-minute Guest Lecture/Demonstration by MIT Bhangra Team
|Taylor. pp. 155-172. |
|15||The Voice of Egypt: Umm Kulthum||Danielson. (Excerpts)|
|Suggested Local Event: Intercollegiate Festival of African Music and Arts @ Tufts University|
|16||Techno, Rave, and Youth Culture||Huq. |
|17||Beloved Crooners of Canto-pop; Karaoke in East Asia|
|Music, Culture and Religion: The Case of Reggae|
|18||Ska, Reggae, and Dancehall: A Historical Overview||Chang. (Excerpts) |
|19||The Bob Marley Legacy|
|20||The Globalization of Reggae|
|Suggested Local Event: Performance by Lamine Touré and Group Saloum|