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Sounding out heritage : cultural politics and the social practice of quan họ folk song in northern Vietnam, Lauren Meeker

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Sounding out heritage : cultural politics and the social practice of quan họ folk song in northern Vietnam
Title
Sounding out heritage
Title remainder
cultural politics and the social practice of quan họ folk song in northern Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Meeker
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Sounding Out Heritage explores the cultural politics that have shaped the recent history and practice of a unique style of folk song that originated in Bắc Ninh province, northern Vietnam. The book delves into the rich and complicated history of quan họ, showing the changes it has undergone over the last sixty years as it moved from village practice onto the professional stage. Interweaving an examination of folk music, cultural nationalism, and cultural heritage with an in-depth ethnographic account of the changing social practice of quan ho folk song, author Lauren Meeker presents a vivid and historically contextualized picture of the quan họ "soundscape." Village practitioners, ordinary people who love to sing quan họ, must now negotiate increased attention from those outside the village and their own designation as "living treasures." Professional singers, with their different performance styles and representational practices, have been incorporated into the quan họ soundscape in an effort to highlight and popularize the culture of Bắc Ninh province in the national context. With its focus on the politics of rescuing, preserving, and performing folk music, this book makes a timely contribution to studies of cultural politics by showing with considerable nuance how a tradition can become a self-conscious heritage and national icon. In 2009, Quan Họ Bắc Ninh Folk Songs was inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Defining and reframing quan họ as cultural heritage has further complicated the relationship between village and professional quan họ and raises crucial issues about who has the authority to speak for quan họ in the international context. Sounding Out Heritage offers an in-depth account of the impact of cultural politics on the lives and practices of quan họ folk singers in Vietnam and shows compellingly how a tradition can mean many things to many people." -- Publisher's description
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HU/DLC
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1971-
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Meeker, Lauren
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3758.V5
LC item number
M44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southeast Asia: politics, meaning, and memory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folk music
  • Folk music
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Sounding out heritage : cultural politics and the social practice of quan họ folk song in northern Vietnam, Lauren Meeker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Music after the revolution: a "unified contradiction"
  • Embodied practices and relationships of sentiment
  • How much for a song?: local stories, national representations
  • Staging quan họ, televising new social relationships
  • Broadcasting to ourselves at the quan họ festivals
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780824835682
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022875901
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)822895872
  • (OCoLC)ocn822895872
Label
Sounding out heritage : cultural politics and the social practice of quan họ folk song in northern Vietnam, Lauren Meeker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Music after the revolution: a "unified contradiction"
  • Embodied practices and relationships of sentiment
  • How much for a song?: local stories, national representations
  • Staging quan họ, televising new social relationships
  • Broadcasting to ourselves at the quan họ festivals
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780824835682
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022875901
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)822895872
  • (OCoLC)ocn822895872

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