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Reconsidering Music and Trance: Cross-cultural Differences and Crossdisciplinary Perspectives

Herbert, Ruth (2011) Reconsidering Music and Trance: Cross-cultural Differences and Crossdisciplinary Perspectives. Ethnomusicology Forum, 20 (2). pp. 201-227. ISSN 1741-1912. E-ISSN 1741-1920. (doi:10.1080/17411912.2011.592402) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:73703)

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Abstract

A small but significant body of recent research has successfully crossed the boundaries between ethnomusicology and psychology, and both disciplines are demonstrating a

with specific cultural contexts, and cross-disciplinary approaches would appear highly relevant to future research. However, outside ethnomusicology and anthropology, despite

somewhat ambivalent. One reason for this is a continued lack of academic consensus over definitions of the terms ‘trance’ and ‘altered states’. This paper re-assesses the different

neglect (or exclusion) of other types of trancing, particularly specific instances of European/American secular trancing, and associated literature. I draw on my own UK based

study of solitary musical involvement in daily life, which has been informed by both psychological and ethnomusicological perspectives.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17411912.2011.592402
Uncontrolled keywords: Trance; Music; Altered States; Phenomenology; Psychology; Ethnomusicology; Cross-cultural; Hypnosis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Centre for Music and Audio Technology
Depositing User: Ruth Herbert
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 15:20 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73703 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Herbert, Ruth: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7878-9991
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