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Engendering song : singing and subjectivity at Prespa Albanian weddings

Author: Jane C Sugarman
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Series: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music : Biography   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For Prespa Albanians, both at home in Macedonia and in the diaspora, the most opulent, extravagant, and socially significant events of any year are wedding celebrations. Combining photographs, song texts, and vibrant recordings of the music with her own evocative descriptions, ethnomusicologist Jane C. Sugarman focuses her account of Prespa weddings on notions of gendered identity, demonstrating the capacity of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Compact discs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography, Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane C Sugarman
ISBN: 0226779726 9780226779720 0226779734 9780226779737
OCLC Number: 35212744
Performer(s): Various performers.
Awards: Winner of University of Chicago Department of Music Folklore Prize 1998
Description: xix, 395 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Musical Excerpts on Compact Disc --
Note on Textual and Musical Transcriptions --
1. Approaching Prespa Singing --
2. Singing as a Social Activity --
3. Singing as a Gendered Activity --
4. The "Order" of Weddings --
5. The Prespa "System" --
6. Singing and the Discourse of Honor --
7. Singing as the Practice of Patriarchy --
8. Emergent Subjectivities.
Series Title: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Responsibility: Jane C. Sugarman.
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For Prespa Albanians, both at home in Macedonia and in the diaspora, the most significant events of any year are wedding ceremonies. This account of Prespa weddings combines photographs, song texts  Read more...

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