The Resource Melodies of mourning : a study of form and meaning in Yolngu womens music and dance in traditional and Christian ritual contexts / Fiona C. Magowan

Melodies of mourning : a study of form and meaning in Yolngu womens music and dance in traditional and Christian ritual contexts / Fiona C. Magowan

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Melodies of mourning : a study of form and meaning in Yolngu womens music and dance in traditional and Christian ritual contexts / Fiona C. Magowan
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Melodies of mourning : a study of form and meaning in Yolngu womens music and dance in traditional and Christian ritual contexts / Fiona C. Magowan
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Summary
From research on Elcho Island analyses Yolngu womens share of ancestral law through singing and dancing; identifies and discusses musical genres particularly mens clan songs and womens crying songs; describes Yolngu kinship of moiety, clan and individual connection with land; gives case study of clan songs and dances at funeral in Galiwinku to show gender roles in funeral ritual; examines speech genres; discusses meaning in womens songs; analyses musical composition in mens song series and womens text versions showing identification with clan through song components; shows variations in dance movements and use of sign language; Yolngu aesthetic or assessment of performance quality; questions of syncretism or anti-syncretism in Yolngu music forms in Christian worship; power and politics of gender roles in church
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Magowan, Fiona
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Melodies of mourning : a study of form and meaning in Yolngu womens music and dance in traditional and Christian ritual contexts / Fiona C. Magowan
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  • Typescript; Includes tables; Bibliography; leaf 364-383; Thesis (Ph.D) - Oxford University, 1994
  • Appendix C (Chapter 7) is a sound tape held by AVA
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M0015428
Extent
xi, 436 leaves; col. ill., maps
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying & use. Closed copying of photographs and artworks. Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0013288
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Melodies of mourning : a study of form and meaning in Yolngu womens music and dance in traditional and Christian ritual contexts / Fiona C. Magowan
Publication
Note
  • Typescript; Includes tables; Bibliography; leaf 364-383; Thesis (Ph.D) - Oxford University, 1994
  • Appendix C (Chapter 7) is a sound tape held by AVA
Control code
M0015428
Extent
xi, 436 leaves; col. ill., maps
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying & use. Closed copying of photographs and artworks. Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0013288

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