Transdisciplinary and -cultural Approaches to Paraguayan Music Studies
Alfredo C Colman [+]
Simone Krüger Bridge [+]
Liverpool John Moores University
Timothy D. Watkins [+]
Texas Christian University
Besides introducing the chapters of the book, the introduction will provide the research context to the critically under-researched music of Paraguay via an authoritative survey of existing literatures written in Spanish, English, Portuguese and other languages. This due contextualisation will lead into a discussion of the transcultural approaches underpinning the seven chapters presented in the book, and the disciplinary differences—musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural musicology, sociology, cultural theory, folklore studies— informing the authors’ cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary, transdisciplinary and international perspectives.