AoM-LS/MC 2018

Questions of value have concerned anthropologists for generations. However, only recently there have been concerted attempts to try to formulate a more general theory of value that can encompass both Marx’s and Mauss’s seminal writings. Therefore, we were glad to welcome Timothy Taylor, professor of ethnomusicology and musicology at the University of Los Angeles (UCLA). In a series of three public lectures held on three subsequent days, Timothy Tayler explored questions of value with respect to music as a form of cultural production. To do so, he linked up to recent work by anthropologists like David Graeber, Michael Lambek, Fred Myers, Anna Tsing, and others. >> READ MORE