The Use of Music in the Study of a Problem of Acculturation

@article{Merriam1955TheUO,
  title={The Use of Music in the Study of a Problem of Acculturation},
  author={Alan P. Merriam},
  journal={American Anthropologist},
  year={1955},
  volume={57},
  pages={28-34}
}
  • A. Merriam
  • Published 1 February 1955
  • Art
  • American Anthropologist
increased considerably. The result has been a number of studies of the music of nonliterate people, but as yet little theoretical application for such studies has been shown. The present paper will attempt to indicate one way in which musical investigation can be used to support anthropological theory, with the hope that its broader ramifications will become apparent by implication. For purposes of discussion let us state a hypothesis in the field of acculturation studies as follows: When two… 
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