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The Resource Melodies of mourning : music & emotion in Northern Australia, Fiona Magowan

Melodies of mourning : music & emotion in Northern Australia, Fiona Magowan

Label
Melodies of mourning : music & emotion in Northern Australia
Title
Melodies of mourning
Title remainder
music & emotion in Northern Australia
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Magowan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examination of the way in which sensory experience of the Arnhem Land landscape produces Yolngu women's funeral song cosmology and associated sentiment / feeling / emotion; background of the anthropology of senses and the documentation of women's songs; factors related to ritual performance - kinship (problems of defining clan composition), spiritual beliefs, concepts of the self; ethnographic and song learning contexts; historical background to the Yolngu - contacts, missions; Christian influence on ritual; performance and ecological skills - bush and sea songs; gender and age relations in musical performance - children's songs, gender restrictions; mourning ritual and funeral rites; spiritual and living nature of the land and song paths; decisions about performance; funeral ritual of the Djambarrpuyngu Shark clan; performance of emotions - crying, anger, grief, comfort, guilt, shame, compassion; description of ritual content and themes; performance as sound - speech and storytelling; modes of naming ancestors - ancestral shark song and sites; associations of images - marriage, procreation and death; Christian and ancestral images in crying songs - syncretism and perichoresis; role of Reverend Djiniyini Gondarra - biographical background; the Revival movement; incorporation of ancestors in Christian songs - Yolngu theology
Cataloging source
ANL
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Magowan, Fiona
Dewey number
782.420899915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Intended audience
For tertiary students
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
World anthropology
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  • Yolngu (Australian people)
  • Yolngu (Australian people)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Melodies of mourning : music & emotion in Northern Australia, Fiona Magowan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes glossary of Yolngu words and index
Bibliography note
Bibliography : p.204-214
Control code
000041008981
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 222 p.
Isbn
9781920694999
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map, ports
Label
Melodies of mourning : music & emotion in Northern Australia, Fiona Magowan
Publication
Note
Includes glossary of Yolngu words and index
Bibliography note
Bibliography : p.204-214
Control code
000041008981
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 222 p.
Isbn
9781920694999
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map, ports

Library Locations

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