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Aka Polyphony: Music, Theory, Back and Forth

Susanne Fürniss

in Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter is an in-depth analysis of music of the Aka Pygmies of the Central African Republic: Introduction to the Aka; Research Method; The Aka's Conception of Polyphonic Singing: Cognitive ... More


Small World: Pygmies and co.

Brian Sparkes

in Word And Image In Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614066
eISBN:
9780748651054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614066.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

There was a time when scenes painted on the pottery of Greece were understood to be closely linked to the varied literary sources that preceded or were contemporary with them, and the presumed ... More


Cultural Traditions

Robert Walker

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter argues that children's musical development should be concerned with the more stable aspects of cultural life and less with the ... More


Coming of Generations

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses social interactions and the reproductive behavior of horned lizards. It first examines the head-bobbing patterns of horned lizards and analyzes the behavior that follows these ... More


Implications of Music in Hunter-Gatherer Societies

Iain Morley

in The Prehistory of Music: Human Evolution, Archaeology, and the Origins of Musicality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234080
eISBN:
9780191804281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234080.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the roles and musical behaviours in four very different types of hunting and gathering societies from around the world, including the Native Americans of the Plains, the Aka and ... More


Eight Species Found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses eight species of horned lizards found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It describes the characteristics and distribution of the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma ... More


Breathing Home

M. Jan Holton

in Longing for Home: Forced Displacement and Postures of Hospitality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300207620
eISBN:
9780300220797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207620.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 4 examines the Batwa people of Uganda and Congo, who were displaced from their home in the mountain forest and how this displacement has jeopardized traditional ways of meaning making for ... More


The Last in a Long Line Historical and Ethnographic Tropical Forest Encounters

Patrick Roberts

in Tropical Forests in Prehistory, History, and Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198818496
eISBN:
9780191917264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818496.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

On the basis of the plethora of evidence for tropical forest agricultural practices and urban networks in Chapters 5 and 6 it seems somewhat surprising that these environments, and their human ... More


Mapping the Monstrous: Humanness in the Age of Discovery

Lynn T. Ramey

in Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813060071
eISBN:
9780813050478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060071.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on the “monstrous races” as seen on medieval maps. These were created to warn travelers not to go to certain areas. It is suggested that historical travelers were drawn to the ... More


Secret of Owls

K. Bannerman

in When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750915
eISBN:
9781501750939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750915.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at the author's experience hiking in the Cumberland Forest, which stretches up from swamps and wetlands, along ridges of hemlocks and pines, into a series of canyons that contain ... More


Expressiveness in the Performance of Bedzan Pygmies’ Vocal Polyphonies: When the Same is Never the Same

Fabrice Marandola

in Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Every performance of the vocal polyphonies of the Bedzan Pygmies demonstrates a subtle balance between the numerous variations performed by each individual singer and the necessity for the choir as a ... More


Imagining the Nile: Affordances and Contexts

Caitlín Eilís Barrett

in Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190641351
eISBN:
9780190641382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641351.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Chapter 2 analyzes general patterns in the iconography and contexts of Nilotic imagery at Pompeii. A discussion of the “cultural biography” of Nilotic imagery positions these frescoes and mosaics ... More


From Egypt to Oikoumene: Interactive Landscapes in the Casa Dell’Efebo

Caitlín Eilís Barrett

in Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190641351
eISBN:
9780190641382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641351.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Chapter 3 employs the frescoes from the garden triclinium of the Casa dell’Efebo, Pompeii, as a case study in the recontextualization of Nilotic scenes. Exploring the relationships between the ... More


Self, “Other,” and Beyond in the Casa del Medico

Caitlín Eilís Barrett

in Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190641351
eISBN:
9780190641382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641351.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Within the general framework outlined by chapter 2, different domestic contexts might structure viewers’ encounters with Nilotic imagery in quite different ways. Chapter 4 explores this variability ... More


Model Worlds: Three-Dimensional Nilotica in the Casa di Acceptus e Euhodia

Caitlín Eilís Barrett

in Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190641351
eISBN:
9780190641382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641351.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Expanding current constructions of Nilotica, chapter 6 examines the creation of three-dimensional “Egyptian” landscapes through garden statuary and water features at the Casa di Acceptus e Euhodia. ... More


The Melodic Imagination

Kofi Agawu

in The African Imagination in Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190263201
eISBN:
9780190263232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263201.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter disputes the frequently made claim that melody is not one of the core dimensions of African music. It does so by first showing how language serves as a gateway to song. It then assembles ... More


BaYaka Pygmy multi-modal and mimetic communication traditions

Jerome Lewis

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

By examining a set of similarities shared by Pygmy hunter-gatherer groups across Central Africa, this chapter suggests that they represent remnants of an ancient hunter-gatherer culture. They share a ... More


Species, Populations, and Groups in Hominin Evolution

Sarah Elton and Jason Dunn

in Population in the Human Sciences: Concepts, Models, Evidence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199688203
eISBN:
9780191767500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688203.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The analytical framework of human population genetics has completed a cycle: the lineage-based description of mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosome diversity, where often populations vanished, to be ... More


Tropical Forests Natural History, Diversity, and Potentiality as Theatres of Human Adaptation and Negotiation

Patrick Roberts

in Tropical Forests in Prehistory, History, and Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198818496
eISBN:
9780191917264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818496.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

The above quote by the German poet, novelist, and painter Herman Hesse highlights the cultural significance of forests in nineteenth- and twentieth-century western culture as the ‘natural’ ... More


No Room for Wild Animals

Thomas M. Lekan

in Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199843671
eISBN:
9780190935375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199843671.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, European Modern History

This chapter shows that Bernhard and his son Michael Grzimek’s quest to save African wildlife began on a simple collecting trip to bring a specimen of the rare Okapia from the former Belgian Congo ... More


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