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Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Olivia Cadaval, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N'Diaye (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Since its origins in 1967, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has gained national and international recognition as a model for the research and public presentation of living cultural heritage and the ... More


Beyond the Festival Afterglow

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the legacy of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF) in its restaging, national and local offshoots, and memory as well as the local impact of national cultural intervention. ... More


Introduction

Diana Baird N’Diaye, Olivia Cadaval, and Sojin Kim

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The volume editors frame and contextualize Smithsonian Folklife Festival history with attention to the role of curatorial practice in mediating and negotiating the concerns and interests of the ... More


Performing “The Other Side of the Island”

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines how performance became a site of contestation and negotiation once performers inhabited the carefully crafted site and narrative of the Hawaiʻi program. Focusing on performers' ... More


What I Learned from Ralph Rinzler: The Politics and Poetics of Public Presentation

Jack Santino

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the visionary role of Ralph Rinzler, who is considered the primary impresario of the Festival of American Folklife and the individual who orchestrated its establishment as a ... More


How Folklorists Changed the World: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival as a Catalyst for Change

Steve Zeitlin

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter traces the influence of certain programmatic priorities, philosophies, and strategies on shaping the vision of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the ways in which certain Festival ... More


Interpreting an Authentic “Sense of Place”

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines how “authenticity” was mediated through the rhetorical and spatial constructions of the production process leading up to the frenzy of activity at the National Mall for the ... More


Introduction

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book explores the poetics and politics of festival making as seen through an ethnographic history of the 1989 Hawaiʻi program at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF), the largest ... More


Conclusion

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This conclusion reflects on a number of issues related to the 1989 Hawaiʻi program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF). It first considers questions about the intent of folklife festivals in ... More


American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Heather A. Diamond

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

At the 1989 Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF), throngs of visitors gathered on the National Mall to celebrate Hawaiʻi's multicultural heritage through its traditional arts. The “edu-tainment” ... More


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