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Song walking : women, music, and environmental justice in an African borderland

Author: Angela Impey
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Series: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Song Walking explores the politics of land, its position in memories, and its foundation in changing land-use practices in western Maputaland, a borderland region situated at the juncture of South Africa, Mozambique, and Swaziland. Angela Impey investigates contrasting accounts of this little-known geopolitical triangle, offsetting textual histories with the memories of a group of elderly women whose songs and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Impey
ISBN: 9780226538150 022653815X
OCLC Number: 1057472106
Description: 1 online resource (x, 284 pages)
Contents: Paths toward a hearing --
Amaculo Manihamba: a genre considered --
Walking, singing, pointing, Usuthu Gorge --
Cartographic encounters: settling the Southeast African border --
New routes in and out, Eziphosheni --
Rain is only one aspect of water --
Dwelling in a futurized past: longing for Ndumo --
Beyond talk and testimony --
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Series Title: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Responsibility: Angela Impey.
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Abstract:

Song Walking explores the politics of land, its position in memories, and its foundation in changing land-use practices in western Maputaland, a borderland region situated at the juncture of South Africa, Mozambique, and Swaziland. Angela Impey investigates contrasting accounts of this little-known geopolitical triangle, offsetting textual histories with the memories of a group of elderly women whose songs and everyday practices narrativize a century of borderland dynamics. Drawing evidence from women's walking songs (amaculo manihamba)--once performed while traversing vast distances to the accompaniment of the European mouth-harp (isitweletwele)--she uncovers the manifold impacts of internationally-driven transboundary environmental conservation on land, livelihoods, and local senses of place. This book links ethnomusicological research to larger themes of international development, environmental conservation, gender, and local economic access to resources. By demonstrating that development processes are essentially cultural processes and revealing how music fits within this frame, Song Walking testifies to the affective, spatial, and economic dimensions of place, while contributing to a more inclusive and culturally apposite alignment between land and environmental policies and local needs and practices.

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