Ethnicity, Identity, and Music: The Musical Construction of Place

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- Directly relevant to the needs of teachers and researchers in music, musicology, ethnomusicology and social anthropology. This book examines the significance of music in the construction of identities and ethnicities, and suggests ways to understand music as social practice. The authors focus on the role of music in the construction of national and regional identities; the media and 'postmodern identity'; concepts of authenticity; aesthetics; meaning; performance; 'world music'; and the use of music as a focus for discursive evocations of
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Overview

- Directly relevant to the needs of teachers and researchers in music, musicology, ethnomusicology and social anthropology. This book examines the significance of music in the construction of identities and ethnicities, and suggests ways to understand music as social practice. The authors focus on the role of music in the construction of national and regional identities; the media and 'postmodern identity'; concepts of authenticity; aesthetics; meaning; performance; 'world music'; and the use of music as a focus for discursive evocations of 'place'. The chapters tackle a wide range of subjects including 16th century etiquette, Celtic music and Chopin. The volume will be of interest to social anthropologists, and those working in the fields of cultural studies, politics, gender studies, musicology and folklore.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780854968770
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Series: Ethnic Identity Series
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
1 Introduction: Ethnicity, Identity and Music 1
2 Thoughts on Celtic Music 29
3 The Role of Music in the Creation of an Afghan National Identity, 1923-73 45
4 National Anthems: The Case of Chopin as a National Composer 61
5 Macunaima's Music: National Identity and Ethnomusicological Research in Brazil 71
6 Place, Exchange and Meaning: Black Sea Musicians in the West of Ireland 97
7 Identity, Place and the 'Liverpool Sound' 117
8 'The Land is Our Marr Essence, It Stays Forever': The Yothu-Yindi Relationship in Australian Aboriginal Traditional and Popular Musics 135
9 Personal and Collective Identity in Kalasha Song Performance: The Significance of Music-making in a Minority Enclave 157
10 Music, Literature and Etiquette: Musical Instruments and Social Identity from Castiglione to Austen 189
Index 207
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