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Rethinking music's status as adaptation versus technology: a niche construction perspective
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2016) Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 210-233

In this article I critique F. R. S. Lawson's evolutionary theorising about music that appeared in a recent issue of "Ethnomusicology Forum". Moreover, I argue that asking whether music is an adaptation or technology, as Lawson does, artificially splits the ...