Duke University Press proudly announces a new series. Refiguring American Music will publish bold, innovative works that pose new challenges to our thinking about the nature and character of American music. Broad in representation and interdisciplinary in emphasis, the series will feature studies that interrogate the conventional questions, approaches, and concepts that have previously oriented American music as a field of study. Investigations may be focused on U.S.-based subjects, or, alternatively, look outward to reconsider the physical and cultural boundaries defining inter-American styles and traditions. By supporting new domestic research while fostering studies that explore expressions and movements within transnational networks, Refiguring American Music will encourage a new direction in American music scholarship consistent with the critical turn that has reinvigorated American studies. Publications will include monographs, short books, edited collections, and special critical volumes that explore particular challenges, sites, and questions. We invite proposals and submissions from musicians and journalists, as well as from scholars working at the crossroads of music, history, sociology, American studies, cultural studies, and allied disciplines.
Beyond Exoticism: Western Music and the World

Nochole Rustin and Sherrie Tucker

Mexican American Mojo: Popular Music, Dance, and Urban Culture in Los Angeles Soul Covers: Rhythm and Blues Remakes and the Struggle for Artistic Identity The Selling Sound: The Rise of the Country Music Industry
Beyond Exoticism: Western Music and the World Timothy D. Taylor Big Ears: Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies Nichole Rustin, Sherrie Tucker Mexican American Mojo: Popular Music, Dance, and Urban Culture in Los Angeles, 1935-1968 Anthony Macias Soul Covers: Rhythm and Blues Remakes and the Struggle for Artistic Identity (Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Phoebe Snow) Michael Awkward The Selling Sound: The Rise of the Country Music Industry Diane Pecknold

Reggaeton Raquel Z. Rivera, Wayne Marshall, Deborah Pacini Hernandez


B Jenkins
Fred Moten


Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow
Karl Hagstrom Miller

African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston Randy Weston (Ed and w/ intro by Willard Jenkins


Buena Vista in the Club: Rap, Reggaeton, and the Revolution in Havana
Geoffrey Baker
Upcoming Books (Final Titles and Publication Dates TBA)
Instrumental Migrations: The Transnational Movements of Cuba and Its Music Alexandra Vazquez Legions of Boom: Mobile D.J.’s of the S.F. Bay Area Oliver Wang Musical Echoes: South African Women Thinking in Jazz Carol Ann Muller, Sathima Bea Benjamin Revolutionizing Blackness: Hip Hop in Late Socialist Cuba Marc Perry