Around and about Marius Barbeau: Modelling Twentieth-Century Culture

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Marius Barbeau (1883?969) played a vital role in shaping Canadian culture in the twentieth century. Around and About Marius Barbeau: Modelling Twentieth-Century Culture extends discussion about Barbeau beyond the life and work framework by providing critical and interpretive approaches to the different aspects of Barbeau. Rooted in the premise that his cultural work?n anthropology, fine arts, music, film, folklore studies, fiction, historiography?annot be read uni-dimensionally, this book advances the idea that, ...
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Overview

Marius Barbeau (1883?969) played a vital role in shaping Canadian culture in the twentieth century. Around and About Marius Barbeau: Modelling Twentieth-Century Culture extends discussion about Barbeau beyond the life and work framework by providing critical and interpretive approaches to the different aspects of Barbeau. Rooted in the premise that his cultural work?n anthropology, fine arts, music, film, folklore studies, fiction, historiography?annot be read uni-dimensionally, this book advances the idea that, by merging disciplinary perspectives about Barbeau, evaluations and understandings of the situation around Barbeau can be deepened. The sixteen articles and over eighty illustrations that comprise this book bear this idea out, suggesting that Barbeau? cultural work needs to be considered from a variety of different perspectives, each of which carries with it complex and competing dynamics, as well as a critical and subject context. Together, they present alternative stances from which Barbeau? historical situation and the implications of his work can be reflected upon today.

Lynda Jessup teaches in the Department of Art at Queen? University in Kingston, Ontario. Andrew Nurse is Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Gordon E. Smith is professor of ethnomusicology and Canadian music at Queen? University in Kingston, Ontario.

Contributors: Marielle Aylen, Sandra Dyck, Franois-Marc Gagnon, John Haines, Lynda Jessup, Elaine Keillor, Marie-Thrse Lefebvre, Loren Lerner, Yannick Meunier, Andrew Nurse, Allison Nyce, Frances M. Slaney, Derek G. Smith, Gordon E. Smith, Nicola Spasoff, Jean-Nicolas De Surmont, and Benot Thriault

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  • ISBN-13: 9780660197753
  • Publisher: Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 367
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Abstract v

Resume vi

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Around and About Marius Barbeau Lynda Jessup Andrew Nurse Gordon E. Smith 1

Chapter 1 "Their Ancient Customs are Gone": Anthropology as Cultural Process Andrew Nurse 13

Chapter 2 Artistic Labour and the Embodiment of Culture: Marius Barbeau's Canadian Anthropology of Art as a Vision from Oxford and Paris Frances M. Slaney 27

Chapter 3 The French Connection: Marius Barbeau, the Annee Sociologique, and the Societe des Americanistes, 1911-30 Derek G. Smith Benoit Theriault 65

Chapter 4 Kurt Seligmann et Marius Barbeau: Chronique d'une rencontre decisive Yannick Meunier 79

Chapter 5 Marius Barbeau and Ramsay Traquair: Establishing Authenticity on l'Ile d'Orleans Nicola J. Spasoff 95

Chapter 6 Marius Barbeau chez Louis Jobin, statuaire Francois-Marc Gagnon 105

Chapter 7 Marius Barbeau and Sam Borenstein Loren Lerner 119

Chapter 8 Marius Barbeau as a Promoter of Folk Music Performance and Composition Elaine Keillor 137

Chapter 9 Marius Barbeau: Une eminence grise dans milieu musical canadien-francais Marie-Therese Lefebevre 157

Chapter 10 Marius Barbeau et le Moyen-Age John Haines 185

Chapter 11 Genese de l'enquete ethnomusicologique collective au Canada francais Jean-Nicolas de Surmont 199

Chapter 12 Ethnomusicological Modelling and Marius Barbeau's 1927 Nass River Field Trip Gordon E. Smith 213

Chapter 13 The Urgency of Myth: Marius Barbeau, Jori Smith, and the Narrations of Nation Marielle Aylen 241

Chapter 14 Transforming Knowledge: The Nisga's and the Marius Barbeau Collection Allison Nyce 257

Chapter 15 Marius Barbeau and Early EthnographicCinema Lynda Jessup 269

Chapter 16 "A Playground for Tourists from the East": Marius Barbeau and Canadian Artists in Gitxsan Territory Sandra Dyck 305

Contributors 349

Index 353

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