Sun, Sea, and Sound : Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean, Hardback Book

Sun, Sea, and Sound : Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean Hardback

Edited by Timothy (Associate Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania) Rommen, Daniel T. Neely


Music and tourism, both integral to the culture and livelihood of the circum-Caribbean region, have until recently been approached from disparate disciplinary perspectives.

Scholars who specialize in tourism studies typically focus on issues such as economic policy, sustainability, and political implications; music scholars are more likely to concentrate on questions of identity, authenticity, neo-colonialism, and appropriation.

Although the insights generated bythese paths of scholarship have long been essential to study of the region, Sun, Sea, and Sound turns its attention to the dynamics and interrelationships between tourism and music throughout the region.

Editors Timothy Rommen and Daniel T. Neely bring together a group of leading scholars from thefields of ethnomusicology, anthropology, mobility studies, and history to develop and explore a framework - termed music touristics - that considers music in relation to the wide range of tourist experiences that have developed in the region.

Over the course of eleven chapters, the authors delve into an array of issues including the ways in which countries such as Jamaica and Cuba have used music to distinguish themselves within the international tourism industry, the tourism surrounding musicfestivals in St.

Lucia and New Orleans, the intersections between music and sex tourism in Brazil, and spirituality tourism in Cuba.

An indispensable resource for the study of music and tourism in global perspective, Sun, Sea, and Sound is essential reading for scholars and students acrossdisciplines interested in the Caribbean region.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 35 figures
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: World music
  • ISBN: 9780199988853


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