DOWNLOAD Engendering Song Singing and Subjectivity at Prespa Albanian Weddings Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
Singing at weddings connected to honor and patriarchy If YOU WANT MY ADVICE TAKE THE FIRST CHAPTER OF want my advice take the first chapter of book very lightly Get the background information on the Prespa Albanian community in southern Macedonia and how they have emigrated to North America Australia and parts of western Europe but unless you re an extremely serious student of anthropology skip the array of references to Foucault Bourdieu and other heavies You don t need them They re in there to show intellectual dexterity and because when you write a PhD thesis you do need stuff like that I dreaded reaching Chapter 8 entitled Emergent Subjectivities thinking it would be argon and barely relevant theories When I got there I was happy and relieved to find that it was about cultural change in a new environment and well worth reading That is what I would say about this whole book It is a really excellent Ethnography In The Modern Style Sugarman Takes Weddings And The in the modern style Sugarman takes weddings and the performed at them and reads the whole as a text in which Prespa Albanians are saying something to themselves about life about their world view "Their Identity Is Learned Maintained " identity is learned maintained even transformed through the medium of song While many authors. For Prespa Albanians both at home in Macedonia and in the diaspora the most opulent extravagant and socially significant events of any year are wedding ceremonies During days and weeks of festivities wedding celebrants interact largely through singing defining and renegotiating as they do so the very structure of their social world and es.
Jane C. Sugarman Ë 8 FREE DOWNLOADClaim that they are going to present such text in their studies many fall short I felt that Sugarman succeeds There are a number of useful photographs the texts and notes of many songs and a CD Some tracks of the CD are like amateur wedding videos but illustrative nonetheless A few can be listened to with pleasure by anyone with a love of Balkan musicPrespa Albanian social life conforms to strict patterns a web of mutual obligations not tossed aside lightly Your status depends on how you fulfill your social obligations Until recently visiting and gregarious behavior dominated social life Weddings were the crown ewels in this pattern so Prespa behavior at weddings presented meaningful patterns in their most intense form The order or arrangement of behavior found there in greeting seating food served dress modest female or exuberant male attitudes rituals undertaken and or exuberant male attitudes rituals undertaken and especially the singing of a vast repertoire of songs in polyphonic mode establishes social identity Honorable behavior on the part of all household members is the precondition for membership in the moral community p197 This is hardly uniue to the Balkans but Sugarman examines the central identities of Pres. Tablishing a profound cultural touchstone for Prespa communities around the world Combining photographs song texts and vibrant recordings of the music with her own evocative descriptions ethnomusicologist Jane C Sugarman focuses her account of Prespa weddings on notions of gendered identity demonstrating the capacity of singing to generat.
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