CFP: Perfect Beat will publish two special issues in 2011 on ‘trends in contemporary music in Asia’

Perfect Beat will publish two special issues in 2011 on ‘trends in contemporary music in Asia’. The first issue (January 2011) concerns traditional, and contemporary fusion, hybrid and crosscultural musics of Asia, whereas the second issue (July 2011) will focus on the popular musics of Asia. While both of these special issues are open to a range of topics, articles which focus on the following themes are especially welcome:

• Cultural nationalism and music;
• Tradition and globalization;
• Networks and structures of patronage;
• Reconfigurations of the social structures of music;
• Media and digital culture;
• Cultural consequences of economic globalisation;
• Issues related to the mobility of people, musics, ideas and sounds;
• Innovative uses of technology and communication;
• New trends in performance practice.

Expressions of Interest
Intended contributors are asked to submit expressions of interest in order to identify the likely scope of material in the issue and to ensure priority consideration in the event of there being more material submitted than can be published. Expressions of interest should not exceed 300 words. Two guest editors have been commissioned to produce the special issues, and any further questions should be directed to them.

The deadline for expressions of interest for the January 2011 issue, edited by Dr Adrian McNeil, has lapsed, but expressions of interest concerning popular music in Asia remains open.

Please email Dr Shelley Brunt (Editor July 2011 issue)
Deadline for expressions of interest is 31 July 2010

Acceptance of abstracts does not guarantee publication.

Established in 1992, and published biannually, Perfect Beat is a research journal an international, peer-reviewed
journal published by Equinox Publishing (London). It is dedicated to the study of the music and cultures of indigenous
and Euro/Asian/North American migrant groups in the Pacific since the late 1800s.
For more information about the journal please go to:

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