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"A major theoretical contribution to ethnomusicology. . . . Steven Feld has accomplished what is all too rare yet fundamentally needed, . . . a compelling account of how music and culture are inextricably wedded."--Ethnomusicology
"A milestone in ethnomusicology that has implications for research on all types of music."--Popular Music
"An undisputable success and a masterpiece. . . . Feld's 'ethnography of sound' is a major contribution to our understanding."--Language in Society
"This original, insightful, informative, and intellectually exciting book deserves a wide audience."--Anthropological Linguistics
"A landmark in first presenting in detail the idea of an ethnography of sound."--American Ethnologist
"This work is a unique, moving, valuable synthesis. . . . Readable, original, complete."--Choice