Biddle, Ian & Knights, Vanessa: Music, National Identity & the Politics of Location (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754640554

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Subtitle: Between the Global & the Local Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Introduction: National popular musics: betwixt and beyond the local and global, Ian Biddle and Vanessa Knights. Part I Positions: National identity and music in transition: issues of authenticity in a global setting, John O'Flynn; Where does World Music come from? Globalization, Afropop and the question of cultural identity, David Murphy. Part II Locations: Voicing risk: migration, transgression and relocation in Spanish/Moroccan raï, Parvati Nair; Banda, a new sound from the barrios of Los Angeles: transmigration and transcultural production, Helena Simonett; Rapping at the margins: musical constructions of identities in contemporary France, Brian George; The quest for national unity in Uyghur popular song: barren chickens, stray dogs, fake immortals and thieves, Joanne N. Smith; The singer and the mask: voices of Brazil in Antônio Nóbrega's Madeira Que Cupim Não Rói, Robin Warner and Regina Nascimento; Popular music, tradition and Serbian nationalism, Robert Hudson; Those Norwegians: deconstructing the nation in Europe through fixity and indifference in Norwegian club music, Stan Hawkins; Afterword, Richard Middelton; Bibliography; Index.