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Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Stefan Fiol

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041204
eISBN:
9780252099786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041204.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The concept of folk (or lok in North Indian languages) has become an essential part of public discourse in contemporary India that is used to mark social identity and an authentic relationship to ... More


Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern

Mike McGovern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925097
eISBN:
9780226925110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925110.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

When the Republic of Guinea gained independence in 1958, one of the first policies of the new state was a village-to-village eradication of masks and other ritual objects it deemed “fetishes.” The ... More


Egypt's Pop-music Clashes and the ‘world-crossing’ Destinies of Muhammad ‘ali Street Musicians

Nicolas Puig

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The suq al-musiqiyyin (the musicians' market) in Cairo refers to the social space of popular-class (sha'bi) urban music, the live music played at weddings but also at mulids (Sufi saint's festival). ... More


The Ancient Army of the Undead

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

in Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses upon a particular folklore motif that was endemic to Norman regions of Europe. It shows how an atavistic story type with pagan origins was recuperated by Christian thinkers for ... More


Mohan Upreti and the Assimilation of Folk Music in Nehruvian India

Stefan Fiol

in Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041204
eISBN:
9780252099786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041204.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Beginning in the late 1940s, artists from a variety of backgrounds--urban and rural, upper-caste and lower-caste, professional and amateur, hereditary and non-hereditary--began to self-identify as ... More


Literary Deliriums: Cultural Expression, Commodity Fetishism, and the Search for Community

Michael Niblett

in The Caribbean Novel since 1945: Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032479
eISBN:
9781617032486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032479.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the increasingly fraught representations of individuals and communities in the 1970s and 1980s, as the shortcomings of various national projects became ever more apparent or, as ... More


Conclusion

in Sceptres and Sciences in the Spains: Four Humanists and the New Philosophy, c 1680-1740

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235866
eISBN:
9781846314001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235866.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter, which sums up the key findings of this study on humanism and new philosophy in Spain during the Late Baroque Period from 1680 to 1740, discusses resistance to Gothicism in the ... More


Song Collection in Portugal: Between Domestic Entertainment and Scientific Objectivity

João Silva

in Entertaining Lisbon: Music, Theater, and Modern Life in the Late 19th Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190215705
eISBN:
9780190215729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215705.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter analyzes the materials associated with a ruralist notion of popular culture and its integration in the entertainment market. This stands as both a consequence of and as a complement to ... More


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