Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics and Song in Kaluli Expression / Edition 2

Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics and Song in Kaluli Expression / Edition 2

by Steven Feld
ISBN-10:
0812212991
ISBN-13:
9780812212990
Pub. Date:
01/28/1990
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press

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Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics and Song in Kaluli Expression / Edition 2

This second edition of Sound and Sentiment is an ethnographic study of sound as a cultural system, that is, a system of symbols, among the Kaluli people of Papua New Guinea. It shows how an analysis of modes and codes of sound communication leads to an understanding of life in Kaluli society. By analyzing the form and performance of weeping, poetics, and song in relation to the Kaluli natural and spiritual world, Steven Feld reveals Kaluli sound expressions as embodiments of deeply felt sentiments.

Steven Feld is Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies in Folklore and Ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at Austin, and a jazz musician

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ISBN-13: 9780812212990
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 01/28/1990
Series: Conduct and Communication Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvi
Acknowledgmentsviii
Preface to the Second Editionx
Introduction3
1.The Boy Who Became a Muni Bird20
2.To You They Are Birds, to Me They Are Voices in the Forest44
3.Weeping That Moves Women to Song86
4.The Poetics of Loss and Abandonment130
5.Song That Moves Men to Tears163
6.In the Form of a Bird: Kaluli Aesthetics217
Postscript, 1989239
AppendixKaluli Folk Ornithology269
Glossary of Kaluli Terms279
References284
Discography292
Index293

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