Palavras-chave:World system, center and periphery, music
The Revista Brasileira de Música (Brazilian Journal of Music) embarks on its ninth decade celebrating Brazilian music and its intersections with the musical culture of other countries and international musicological thinking. The RBM consolidates its editorial policy of internationalization and democratization of access to knowledge, and seeks to promote the improvement of musicological approaches and to reformulate its interdisciplinary postures. The main theme “World System” of this volume refers to the socio-cultural relations of music in different geo-cultural contexts. The term “world system” is borrowed from the sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein with the aim of suggesting that this set of texts can be read from the perspective of their subjects as part of a larger system, which resulted in institutionalized structures of knowledge, historically situated, and brought by capitalism, resulting in worldviews and relations between “center” and “periphery”.