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Author Ferrarini, Lorenzo, author
Title Sonic ethnography : identity, heritage and creative research practice in Basilicata, Southern Italy / Lorenzo Ferrarini and Nicola Scaldaferri
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2020]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  GN585.I8 F47 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020898798
Descript xi, 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm
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Series Anthropology, creative practice and ethnography (ACE)
Anthropology, creative practice and ethnography
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index
Introduction -- When the trees resound : towards a sonic ethnography of the Maggio festival in Accettura -- Soundmasks in resounding places : listening to the Campanaccio of San Mauro Forte -- Sonic devotion and sonic control : struggles for power over a festival soundscape -- Sounds and images of nostalgia : the revival of Lucanian wheat festivals -- Voices across the ocean : recorded memories and diasporic identity in the archive of Giuseppe Chiaffitella -- Doing research in sound : music-making as creative intervention -- Photographing as an anthropologist : notes on developing a photo-ethnographic practice in Basilicata
Sonic ethnography reveals how sound plays a central role in the performance of local identities in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. By exploring the soundscape of tree rituals, carnivals, pilgrimages, informal musical performances, and sound archives, the book focuses on the relational and experiential aspects of sound that momentarily bring together acoustic communities. It provides an innovative take on an area that has been studied by Italian and foreign scholars starting from the 1950s, in which these classic studies have become one of the forces at play in the local politics of heritage. Through a combination of text, colour photographs and sound recordings, Sonic ethnography makes a compelling argument for taking sound seriously as a crucial component of social life and as an ethnographic form of representation. With an afterword and a soundscape composition by Steven Feld. -- Provided by publisher
Subject Ethnology -- Italy, Southern
Ethnomusicology -- Italy -- Basilicata
Music -- Social aspects -- Italy -- Basilicata
Basilicata (Italy) -- Social life and customs
Alt Author Scaldaferri, Nicola, 1969- author
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