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Introduction: Framing Cajun Music

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This Introduction situates historically the Cajun community’s position within the broader cultural currents of the United States. The evolution of Cajun instrumentation, the earliest influences ... More


A Heterogeneous Tradition

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Bayou Country’s musical terrain and the cultural and historical undercurrents that expanded the genre’s repertoire, stylistic range, and instrumental conventions are outlined in this chapter. Three ... More


Styles and Meanings in Southern Fiddling

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter talks about the different styles and meanings in Southern Fiddling. Since the previous chapters have talked all about the historical context, the appearance and meaning of these ... More


Trust and Betrayal

Richard L. Abel

in Lawyers in the Dock: Learning from Attorney Disciplinary Procedings

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374230
eISBN:
9780199871803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374230.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

All of social life depends on trust, which often is best understood through its betrayal. The literature on white collar crime delineates its distinctive characteristics; case studies of embezzlement ... More


Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Chris Goertzen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the phenomenon of American fiddle contests, which now have replaced dances as the main public event where American fiddlers get together. It studies this change and what it means ... More


Modern Fiddle Contests: The Competition Itself

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter zeroes in on the modern fiddle contest for a closer look at what happens at these events. More particularly, the chapter focuses on the fiddle contests as a competition—what the contests ... More


Fiddlers across the South

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on understanding the collective backgrounds, activities, and tastes of today’s fiddlers. The chapter goes through several interviews, all of which give a more profound view and ... More


Public and Intimate Sociability in First Nations and Métis Fiddling

Byron Dueck

in Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music and Dance in Public Performance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199747641
eISBN:
9780199379859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747641.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter explores Manitoban aboriginal fiddle music and develops in more detail the intersecting concepts of “intimacies” and “imaginaries.” It considers the metrical and structural ... More


American Fiddling of the Past

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces the concept of the American fiddle contests, citing an example that happens once a year in the second-largest shopping mall in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Fiddle contests are often ... More


Fiddle Contests Away from the Stage

Chris Goertzen

in Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses more on the other aspects of these fiddle contests, namely the jamming, eating, camping, purchasing, talking, and laughing. The chapter suggests that it is these instances of ... More


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