Folk Song Style and Culture

Folk Song Style and Culture

Description

Song and dance style--viewed as nonverbal communications about culture--are here related to social structure and cultural history. Patterns of performance, theme, text and movement are analyzed in large samples of films an recordings from the whole range of human culture, according to the methods explained in this volume. Cantometrics, which means song as a measure of man, finds that traditions of singing trace the main historic distributions of human culture and that specific traits of performance are communications about identifiable aspects of society. The predictable and universal relations between expressive communication and social organization, here established for the first time, open up the possibility of a scientific aesthetics, useful to planners.


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Details

Author(s)
Alan Lomax
Format
Paperback | 386 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 476g
Publication date
01 Feb 1994
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint
Transaction Publishers
Publication City/Country
Somerset, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0878556400
ISBN13
9780878556403
Bestsellers rank
828,974