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The Idea of Tradition Examined in the Light of Two Australian Musical Studies

  • Barry McDonald

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In this paper I wish to outline, very provisionally, a proposition for understanding more clearly the nature and operation of (mainly musical) tradition. It is, in essence, an argument concerning a fundamental social entity rather than an instrumental concept, the sort of discussion which Immanuel Wallerstein considers “always diffïcult“:

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