Tikopia Songs

Author: Raymond Firth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521032056
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book shows how the poetry and music of a Polynesian people, the Tikopia, can have an intimate relation with their social life.

Medieval Oral Literature

Author: Karl Reichl
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110241129
Format: PDF
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Although problems of orality have been much discussed by medievalists, there is to date no comprehensive handbook on this topic. In ‘Medieval Oral Literature’ in the ‘De Gruyter Lexikon’ series, an international team of scholars has provided an in-depth discussion both of theoretical issues and various poetic traditions and genres. In addition to the core areas of the European Middle Ages, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian and Turkish traditions have also been included.

The Music and Dance of the World s Religions

Author: Ezra Gardner Rust
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313295614
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first of its kind, this book contains 3,816 references to the music and dance of the world's religions, large and small, tribal, regional, and global.


Author: Jennifer Post
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135949565
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ethnomusicology: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography of books, recordings, videos, and websites in the field of ethnomusicology. The book is divided into two parts; Part One is organised by resource type in catagories of greatest concern to students and scholars. This includes handbooks and guides; encyclopedias and dictionaries; indexes and bibliographies; journals; media sources; and archives. It also offers annotated entries on the basic literature of ethnomusicological history and research. Part Two provides a list of current publications in the field that are widely used by ethnomusicologists. Multiply indexed, this book serves as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars in sorting through the massive amount of new material that has appeared in the field over the past decades.

Narrating our Pasts

Author: Elizabeth Tonkin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131658352X
Format: PDF
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This study looks at how oral histories are constructed and how they should be interpreted, and argues for a deeper understanding of their oral and social characteristics. Oral accounts of past events are also guides to the future, as well as being social activities in which tellers claim authority to speak to particular audiences. Like written history and literature, orality has its shaping genres and aesthetic conventions and, likewise, has to be interpreted through them. The argument is illustrated through a wide range of examples of memory, narration and oral tradition, including many from Europe and the Americas, and with a particular focus on oral histories from the Jlao Kru of Liberia, with whom Elizabeth Tonkin has carried out extensive research. Tonkin also draws on and integrates the insights of a range of other disciplines, such as literary criticism, linguistics, history, psychology, and communication and cultural studies.