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  • Introduction

    Garrett Field

    Chapter from the book: Field, G. 2017. Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka.

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    First, the introduction describes the book’s interdisciplinary approach in relation to Sinhala-language scholarship about song as well as conventional methodology in the field of ethnomusicology. Second, the introduction attempts to identify shortcomings in scholarship regarding music and literature in twentieth-century South Asia. Third, the introduction explains the research conducted for the book as well as the book’s structure, terminology, premises, and narrative techniques.

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    Field, G. 2017. Introduction. In: Field, G, Modernizing Composition. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.27.a
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    Published on March 22, 2017

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