Fado and the Place of Longing: Loss, Memory and the City

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$109.04
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $125.26
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $125.26   
  • New (5) from $125.26   
  • Used (2) from $181.62   

More About This Textbook

Overview

Fado, often described as 'urban folk music', emerged from the streets of Lisbon in the mid-nineteenth century and went on to become Portugal's 'national' music during the twentieth. It is known for its strong emphasis on loss, memory and nostalgia within its song texts, which often refer to absent people and places. One of the main lyrical themes of fado is the city itself. Fado music has played a significant role in the interlacing of mythology, history, memory and regionalism in Portugal in the second half of the twentieth century. Richard Elliott considers the ways in which fado songs bear witness to the city of Lisbon, in relation to the construction and maintenance of the local. Elliott explores the ways in which fado acts as a cultural product reaffirming local identity via recourse to social memory and an imagined community, while also providing a distinctive cultural export for the dissemination of a 'remembered Portugal' on the global stage.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754667957
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1 There Is No Conspiracy, So There! 1

Chapter 2 The Golden Rule 12

Chapter 3 How Firm a Foundation 40

Chapter 4 Education 60

Chapter 5 Welfare 84

Chapter 6 All the News That's Fit to Print 98

Chapter 7 American Foreign Policy 119

Chapter 8 The Buck Stops Here 130

Chapter 9 The Round Table, the TLC, and the Bilderbergers 152

Chapter 10 Terrorism and 9/11 164

Chapter 11 The Enlightened Ones 178

Chapter 12 The Committee of 300 190

Chapter 13 The New World Order Religion 209

Chapter 14 Maitreya 225

Chapter 15 The Priesthood and the Constitution 240

Chapter 16 What Can I Do? 256

Chapter 17 Where the Spirit of the Lord Is, There Is Liberty 278

Epilogue 294

Appendix A 296

Appendix B 297

Bibliography 298

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)