Folk Song Style and Culture

Folk Song Style and Culture

by Alan Lomax
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878556400

ISBN-13: 9780878556403

Pub. Date: 01/01/1978

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Song and dance style—viewed as nonverbal communications about culture—are here related to social structure and cultural history. Patterns of performance, theme, text and movement are analyzed in large samples of films an recordings from the whole range of human culture, according to the methods explained in this volume. Cantometrics, which means song as a

Overview

Song and dance style—viewed as nonverbal communications about culture—are here related to social structure and cultural history. Patterns of performance, theme, text and movement are analyzed in large samples of films an recordings from the whole range of human culture, according to the methods explained in this volume. Cantometrics, which means song as a measure of man, finds that traditions of singing trace the main historic distributions of human culture and that specific traits of performance are communications about identifiable aspects of society. The predictable and universal relations between expressive communication and social organization, here established for the first time, open up the possibility of a scientific aesthetics, useful to planners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878556403
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1978
Edition description:
1st pbk. ed
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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