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Title:Violin Performance Practice and Ethnicity in Saraguro, Ecuador
Author(s):Volinsky, Nan Leigh
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Whitten, Norman E., Jr.
Department / Program:Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:Compounding this differentiation are the college-educated Saraguro youths who, unlike older generations, are well-versed in a nation-wide discourse of ethnic legitimacy and cultural politics. Given the diversification of Saraguro society in terms of the degree of one's formal education and participation in a discourse of ethnic legitimacy and renewal, older and younger Saraguros understand and express their ethnicity in correspondingly different ways. I investigate the diversification of performance practice among Saraguro violinists to analyze this phenomenon. To point to the differentiation of ethnic consciousness, I focus on the import of the contrast between older Saraguros who play the violin while sitting, and the younger ones who play standing up.
Issue Date:1998
Description:386 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9912413
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998

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