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Violins : Local Meanings, Globalized Sounds.

Author: Pamela A Moro
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology Ser.
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Violins: Local Meanings, Globalized Sounds examines the violin as an object of meaning in a variety of cultural and historical contexts, and as a vehicle for introducing anthropological issues. Each chapter highlights concepts as taught in lower-level anthropology courses, and includes teaching and learning tools. Chapters range from a memoir-like social biography of a single instrument to explorations of violins in  Read more...
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Moro, Pamela A.
Violins : Local Meanings, Globalized Sounds.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela A Moro
ISBN: 9780429887208 0429887205 9780429887192 0429887191 9780429887185 0429887183 9780429468292 0429468296
OCLC Number: 1076808079
Description: 1 online resource (151 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; Series Foreword; 1 Anthropology and the Biography of a California Violin; Chapter Goals; An Anthropological Approach to Violins; Anthropology and Things; The McIntyre Violin as a Material Object; Organology; Hidden Musicians; The Line of Players; Repertory-What Did They Play?; Violins in Gold Rush California and Beyond; Adding One Young Woman to the Picture; Continuing the Story; The Economy of Violins: Overview of Remaining Chapters; Projects; Additional Resources; 2 Violins as Built Objects; Chapter Goals. OriginsProcesses of Cultural Change, Part I; Cremona Masters; The Anthropology of Knowledge and Learning; Organizing Knowledge Through the Guilds of Mirecourt, France; Violin-Making as Regional Heritage: Appalachia; Instrument Making and the Natural Environment; Buying a New Bow: Materials, Ideas, and People on the Move; Commoditization; Violin Music as Print Commodity in America; Print Culture; Makers and Clients in a Globalized Era: Examples from India; Processes of Cultural Change, Part II; Chinese Violin Production as Globalization; Instrument Making in 1990s Thailand. Violins Sourced from Garbage: The Anti-CommodityProjects; Additional Resources; 3 Violins as Migrating Objects; Chapter Goals; Processes of Intercultural Exchange; Violin in South India: Colonial Introduction, Postcolonial Meaning; Middle East: Selective Incorporation; Kroncong of Indonesia: Popular Music and Independence; Roma: Multidirectional Hybridity; African-American Violin-Playing as Hybridity; Musical Instruments, Meaning, and Memory; Violin as Remembered in the U.S. West; Discover through Listening and Viewing; Resources for Listening and Viewing; 4 Violins as Children's Objects. Chapter GoalsThe Suzuki Method; El Sistema; Reverse Flow; The Glasgow Fiddle Workshop; Talent as a Cultural Concept; The Prodigy; Precocious Virtuosi: Paganini and Midori; Projects; Additional Resources; 5 Violins as Prestige Objects; Chapter Goals; Violins as Objects of Monetary Value; Status, Consumption, and the Biographies of Violins; Violins as Museum Objects; Weaponized Classical Music and Claims to Space; Prestige through Performance: Oldtime Fiddling Contests; Violins in Other Forms; Projects; Glossary; References; Index.
Series Title: Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology Ser.

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Violins: Local Meanings, Globalized Sounds examines the violin as an object of meaning in a variety of cultural and historical contexts, and as a vehicle for introducing anthropological issues. Each chapter highlights concepts as taught in lower-level anthropology courses, and includes teaching and learning tools. Chapters range from a memoir-like social biography of a single instrument to explorations of violins in relation to technology, labor, the environment, migration, globalization, childhood, cultural understandings of talent and virtuosity, and prestige.

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