The Music/Culture series has consistently reshaped and redirected music scholarship. Founded in 1993 by George Lipsitz, Susan McClary, and Robert Walser, the series features outstanding critical work on music. Unconstrained by disciplinary divides, the series addresses music and power through a range of times, places, and approaches. Music/Culture strives to integrate a variety of approaches to the study of music, linking analysis of musical significance to larger issues of power—what is permitted and forbidden, who is included and excluded, who speaks and who gets silenced. From ethnographic classics to cutting-edge studies, Music/Culture zeroes in on how musicians articulate social needs, conflicts, coalitions, and hope. Books in the series investigate the cultural work of music in urgent and sometimes experimental ways, from the radical fringe to the quotidian. Music/Culture asks deep and broad questions about music through the framework of the most restless and rigorous critical theory. 

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Series Editors: Deborah Wong, Sherrie Tucker and Jeremy Wallach

Deborah Wong
DEBORAH WONG is professor of music at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music and Sounding the Center: History and Aesthetics in Thai Buddhist Ritual. She served as president of the Society for Ethnomusicology from 2007 to 2009, and currently serves on the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Advisory Council. 
Sherrie Tucker
SHERRIE TUCKER is professor of American studies at the University of Kansas. She is the author of Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen and Swing Shift: “All-Girl” Bands of the 1940s, and coeditor of Big Ears: Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies. She is a member of the Melba Liston Research Collective and the AUMI (Adaptive Use Musical Instrument) Research Project. She coedits the journal American Studies
Jeremy Wallach
JEREMY WALLACH is professor in the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is the author of Modern Noise, Fluid Genres: Popular Music in Indonesia, 1997–2001 and coeditor of a special Indonesia issue of Asian Music. Wallach is also coeditor of Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music around the World. He has published on a range of musical topics, including sound recordings, dangdut, gamelan, jazz, metal, punk, and world music. He serves on the editorial board of Ethnomusicology