Louise Meintjes, Ana María Ochoa, Thomas Porcello, David W. Samuels. In Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. An excellent overview of writing in the field. Annotation are extensive. Sections include: Introduction, General Overviews, World Music Textbooks, Journals, Music and Its Social Significance, The Practice of Ethnomusicology, Sound and Embodied Practices, Circulation, Listening and Sound.
in Grove Music Online, part of Oxford Music Online. Grove is the premier starting point for music research. The ethnomusicology article was compiled by the top scholars in the field and includes I. INTRODUCTION, II. PRE-1945, III. POST-1945 DEVELOPMENTS, IV. CONTEMPORARY THEORETICAL ISSUES. The bibliographies are excellent.
2015. Svanibor Pettan (Editor); Jeff Todd Titon (Editor) "Applied studies scholarship has triggered a not-so-quiet revolution in the discipline of ethnomusicology. The current generation of applied ethnomusicologists has moved toward participatory action research, involving themselves in musical communities and working directly on their behalf. Theessays in The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology, edited by Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon, theorize applied ethnomusicology, offer histories, and detail practical examples with the goal of stimulating further development in the field.The essays in the book, all newly commissioned for the volume, reflect scholarship and data gleaned from eleven countries by over twenty contributors. Themes and locations of the research discussed encompass all world continents. The authors present case studies encompassing multiple places; otherthat discuss circumstances within a geopolitical unit, either near or far. Many of the authors consider marginalized peoples and communities; others argue for participatory action research. All are united in their interest in overarching themes such as conflict, education, archives, and the statusof indigenous peoples and immigrants. A volume that at once defines its field, advances it, and even acts as a large-scale applied ethnomusicology project in the way it connects ideas and methodology, The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology is a seminal contribution to the study of ethnomusicology, theoretical and applied."
2013. Timothy Rice. "Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction describes this growing discipline, showing how modern researchers go about studying music from around the world, looking for insights into both music and humanity. Ethnomusicologists believe that all humans, not just those we call musicians, are musical, and that musicality is one of the essential touchstones of the human experience. This insight raises big questions about the nature of music and the nature of humankind, and ethnomusicologists argue that to address these questions properly, we must study music in all its geographical and historical diversity. Ethnomusicologists today not only examine traditional forms of music, but also explore more contemporary musical forms"
2011. "Jennifer C. Post is Assistant Professor of Music at Middlebury College; she has previously served as a Music Librarian and continues to hold the title of the Curator of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury. She compiles the "Current Bibliography" and "Current Theses and Dissertations" lists published tri-yearly in the journal Ethnomusicology. She is the author of numerous articles for music encyclopedias and journals.
1998-2002, Bruno Nettl (Editor); Ruth M. Stone (Editor); James Porter (Editor); Timothy Rice (Editor). "Garland's ambitious 10-volume series takes a cultural approach to its focus on the music of all the world's peoples. Each volume is arranged topically, regionally, or by ethnic group, and complemented by an extensive index. Although each volume will differ because of the nature of the material, the organization remains consistent throughout all: regional overviews first; music in the social context next; then finally, the musical traditions of individual countries or ethnic groups. Of exceptional value are the CDs that accompany each volume, often with previously unrecorded music, as well as the resource guides, extensive bibliographies, and photographs. Separate pricing makes it easy to buy just the volumes that your patrons need and will use."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999.