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Oral/aural culture in late modern society?: Traditional singing as professionalized genre and oral-derived expression
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies. (Musikskapandets villkor)
2012 (English)In: Oral Tradition, ISSN 0883-5365, E-ISSN 1542-4308, Vol. 27, no 1, 67-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In late modern societies traditional arts tend to become disembedded from a functioning vernacular milieu and become partly absorbed into institutionalized structures such as education. This article focuses on traditional singing in present-day Sweden as one evident example where oral tradition as a comprehensive concept is being transformed and renegotiated into a selection of oral techniques, style markers, and aesthetic ideals. A related issue also presented here is the balance between verbal and music-related sides of orality.

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Columbia: Center for Studies in Oral Tradition , 2012. Vol. 27, no 1, 67-84 p.
Keyword [en]
traditional singing, orality. literacy, revival, post-revival, singing style
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Ethnology; Musicology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-67364OAI: diva2:611524
Musikskapandets villkor
Available from: 2013-03-17 Created: 2013-03-17 Last updated: 2013-05-02Bibliographically approved

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