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Engendering Song Singing and Subjectivity at Prespa Albanian Weddings Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology

E and transform relations of power within Prespa society Engendering Song is an innovative theoretical work with a scholarly importance extending far beyond southeast European studies It offers uniue and timely contributions to the analysis of music and gender music in diaspora cultures and the social constitution of self and subjectivity

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For Prespa Albanians both at home in Macedonia and in the diaspora the most opulent extravagant and socially significant events of any year are wedding ceremonies During days and weeks of festivities wedding celebrants interact largely through singing defining and renegotiating as they do so the very structure of their social world and es

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Tablishing a profound cultural touchstone for Prespa communities around the world Combining photographs song texts and vibrant recordings of the music with her own evocative descriptions ethnomusicologist Jane C Sugarman focuses her account of Prespa weddings on notions of gendered identity demonstrating the capacity of singing to generat

  • Paperback
  • 416
  • Engendering Song Singing and Subjectivity at Prespa Albanian Weddings Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
  • Jane C. Sugarman
  • English
  • 10 September 2017
  • 9780226779737

1 thoughts on “Engendering Song Singing and Subjectivity at Prespa Albanian Weddings Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology

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    Singing at weddings connected to honor and patriarchy If you want my advice take the first chapter of this book very lightly Get the background information on the Prespa Albanian community in southern Macedonia and how they have emigrated to North America Australia and parts of western Europe but unless you're an extremely serious student of anthropology skip the array of references to Foucault Bourdieu and other heavies You don't need them They're in there to show intellectual dexterity and because when you write a PhD thesis you do need stuff like that I dreaded reaching Chapter 8 entitled Emergent Subjectivities thinking it would be jargon and barely relevant theories When I got there I was happy and relieved to find that it was about cultural change in a new environment and well worth reading That is what I would say about this whole book It is a really excellent ethnography in the modern style Sugarman takes weddings and the songs performed at them and reads the whole as a text in which Prespa Albanians are saying something to themselves about life about their `world view' Their identity is learned maintained and even transformed through the medium of song While many authors claim that they are going to present such a text in their studies many fall short I felt that Sugarman succeeds There are a number of useful photographs the texts and notes of many songs and a CD Some tracks of the CD are like amateur wedding videos but illustrative nonetheless A few can be listened to with pleasure by anyone with a love of Balkan musicPrespa Albanian social life conforms to strict patterns a web of mutual obligations not tossed aside lightly Your status depends on how you fulfill your social obligations Until recently visiting and gregarious behavior dominated social life Weddings were the crown jewels in this pattern so Prespa behavior at weddings presented meaningful patterns in their most intense form The order or arrangement of behavior found there in greeting seating food served dress modest female or exuberant male attitudes rituals undertaken and most especially the singing of a vast repertoire of songs in polyphonic mode establishes social identity Honorable behavior on the part of all household members is the precondition for membership in the moral community p197 This is hardly uniue to the Balkans but Sugarman examines the central identities of Prespa life patrilineal household gender generations plus kin and friends and how the underlying core values of honor and moral order are connected to music She links the whole system to ideas of honor found throughout the eastern Mediterranean ENGENDERING SONG is thus a work of ethnomusicology that strongly connects intellectual traditions of mainstream anthropology with the realm of a specific musical culture By the time Sugarman writes that singing has served the community as an activity that integrates and embodies their various understandings of `honor' perhaps succinctly than any other p225 that to participate in wedding singing is to engage in a process of `engendering' p253 and singing is for Prespare the discourse par excellence of patriarchy p282 we fully understand what she is talking about In diaspora economic status has begun to replace honor as the basis of social relations The process is laid out very clearlyENGENDERING SONG presents an extremely thorough convincing picture of a particular community While the detail may be far than you want to know I recommend you read it not only for any love of Albanian culture but as an example of an excellent study in ethnomusicology

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