Tikopia Songs

Poetic and Musical Art of a Polynesian People of the Solomon Islands

Author: Raymond Firth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521032056

Category: Music

Page: 328

View: 4857

This book shows how the poetry and music of a Polynesian people, the Tikopia, can have an intimate relation with their social life.
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Tikopia Songs

Poetic and Musical Art of a Polynesian People of the Solomon Islands

Author: Raymond Firth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521391290

Category: Music

Page: 328

View: 6532

Sir Raymond Firth is the most distinguished living British anthropologist, and one also internationally acclaimed. His latest work forms part of one of the fullest and most professional ethnographic accounts by any anthropologist of a nonindustrial people, an account which extends over many years. This book is about the songs of a Western Pacific people, the Tikopia, who until recently lived entirely on a small remote island of the Solomons. Their songs vary from lively dance chants to mournful funeral laments. All are novel to western ears. The book provides about 100 examples in text and in translation, discusses the relationship of the songs to the social life of the people, and includes an analysis of the structure of their music by Mervyn McClean, a noted musicologist. A cassette which reproduces about 30 of the songs that appear in the book is also available.
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The Music and Dance of the World's Religions

A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography of Materials in the English Language

Author: Ezra Gardner Rust

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295614

Category: Music

Page: 476

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The first of its kind, this book contains 3,816 references to the music and dance of the world's religions, large and small, tribal, regional, and global.
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Medieval Oral Literature

Author: Karl Reichl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110241129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 764

View: 2416

Although problems of orality have been much discussed by medievalists, there is to date no comprehensive handbook on this topic. In ‘Medieval Oral Literature’ in the ‘De Gruyter Lexikon’ series, an international team of scholars has provided an in-depth discussion both of theoretical issues and various poetic traditions and genres. In addition to the core areas of the European Middle Ages, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian and Turkish traditions have also been included.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Verbal Art in San Blas

Kuna Culture Through Its Discourse

Author: Joel Sherzer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521385138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

View: 6613

This book represents the complete range of verbal performances in a single Native American society.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Ethnomusicology

A Research and Information Guide

Author: Jennifer Post

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135949565

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 6670

Ethnomusicology: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography of books, recordings, videos, and websites in the field of ethnomusicology. The book is divided into two parts; Part One is organised by resource type in catagories of greatest concern to students and scholars. This includes handbooks and guides; encyclopedias and dictionaries; indexes and bibliographies; journals; media sources; and archives. It also offers annotated entries on the basic literature of ethnomusicological history and research. Part Two provides a list of current publications in the field that are widely used by ethnomusicologists. Multiply indexed, this book serves as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars in sorting through the massive amount of new material that has appeared in the field over the past decades.
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Anthropologica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Austronesian languages

Page: N.A

View: 739

"Literatur-overzicht" issued with v. 95.
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Pacific Arts

The Journal of the Pacific Arts Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts, Pacific Island

Page: N.A

View: 3110

Posted in Arts, Pacific Island

Leadership and Change in the Western Pacific

Essays Presented to Sir Raymond Firth on the Occasion of His Ninetieth Birthday

Author: Raymond Firth,Richard Feinberg,Karen Ann Watson-Gegeo

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 1744

An ethnographic exploration of the rise of new forms of leadership at community and national levels with islanders are synthesising traditional and Western models.
Posted in Social Science

Asian Music

Journal of the Society for Asian Music

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 9667

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Melanesian Studies Newsletter and Accessions List

Author: University of California, San Diego. Melanesian Studies Resource Center

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Melanesia

Page: N.A

View: 3644

Posted in Melanesia

Anthropos

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

View: 678

Posted in Ethnology

Pacific Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pacific Area

Page: N.A

View: 8922

Posted in Pacific Area

Acquisition List

Author: University of Hawaii at Manoa. Library. Pacific Collection

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oceania

Page: N.A

View: 9712

Posted in Oceania

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 4122

Posted in English literature

Xhosa Oral Poetry

Aspects of a Black South African Tadition

Author: Jeff Opland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521241137

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

View: 2287

This book, first published in 1983, was the first detailed study of the Xhosa oral poetry tradition.
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Oceanic Encounters

Exchange, Desire, Violence

Author: Margaret Jolly,Serge Tcherkézoff,Darrell Tryon

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921536292

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 3286

This volume, the result of ongoing collaborations between Australian and French anthropologists, historians and linguists, explores encounters between Pacific peoples and foreigners during the longue durée of European exploration, colonisation and settlement from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century. It deploys the concept of `encounter¿ rather than the more common idea of `first contact¿ for several reasons. Encounters with Europeans occurred in the context of extensive prior encounters and exchanges between Pacific peoples, manifest in the distribution of languages and objects and in patterns of human settlement and movement. The concept of encounter highlights the mutuality in such meetings of bodies and minds, whereby preconceptions from both sides were brought into confrontation, dialogue, mutual influence and ultimately mutual transformation. It stresses not so much prior visions of `strangers¿ or `others¿ but the contingencies in events of encounter and how senses other than vision were crucial in shaping reciprocal appraisals. But a stress on mutual meanings and interdependent agencies in such cross-cultural encounters should not occlude the tumultuous misunderstandings, political contests and extreme violence which also characterised Indigenous-European interactions over this period.
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Making Mala

Malaita in Solomon Islands, 1870s–1930s

Author: Clive Moore

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1760460982

Category: History

Page: 550

View: 7165

Malaita is one of the major islands in the Solomons Archipelago and has the largest population in the Solomon Islands nation. Its people have an undeserved reputation for conservatism and aggression. Making Mala argues that in essence Malaitans are no different from other Solomon Islanders, and that their dominance, both in numbers and their place in the modern nation, can be explained through their recent history. A grounding theme of the book is its argument that, far than being conservative, Malaitan religions and cultures have always been adaptable and have proved remarkably flexible in accommodating change. This has been the secret of Malaitan success. Malaitans rocked the foundations of the British protectorate during the protonationalist Maasina Rule movement in the 1940s and the early 1950s, have heavily engaged in internal migration, particularly to urban areas, and were central to the ‘Tension Years’ between 1998 and 2003. Making Mala reassesses Malaita’s history, demolishes undeserved tropes and uses historical and cultural analyses to explain Malaitans’ place in the Solomon Islands nation today.
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