Music in American Culture

  title={Music in American Culture},
  author={Alan P. Merriam},
  journal={American Anthropologist},
  • A. Merriam
  • Published 1 December 1955
  • Art
  • American Anthropologist
IT SEEMS safe to say that anthropologists have paid virtually no attention to music in American culture. Partly this is because anthropologists traditionally have concentrated their efforts on the study of nonliterate peoples and cultures, and partly it stems from a rather general disregard of the humanistic aspects of culture which all too frequently, and unfortunately, characterizes the "study of man." Partly, too, it is in the nature of musical studies themselves, which require a double… 
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