Jocelyne Guilbault

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Jocelyne Guilbault


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Professor Jocelyne Guilbault specializes in theory and method in popular music studies, politics of aesthetics, and issues dealing with power relations in music production and circulation. Since 1980, she has done extensive fieldwork in the French Creole- and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean on both traditional and popular music. She published several articles on ethnographic writings, aesthetics, the cultural politics of West Indian music industries, and world music. She is the author of Zouk: World Music in the West Indies (1993) and the co-editor of Border Crossings: New Directions in Music Studies (1999-2000). Her last main publication is entitled Governing Sound: the Cultural Politics of Trinidad’s Carnival Musics (2007).