Ron Emoff's "Music and the Performance of Identity on Marie-Galante, PDF

By Ron Emoff

ISBN-10: 0754665658

ISBN-13: 9780754665656

Marie-Galante is a small island located within the Caribbean to the south of Guadeloupe. the vast majority of Marie-Galantais are descendants of the slave period, although a number of French settlers additionally occupy the island. in addition to its neighbours Guadeloupe and Martinique, Marie-Galante types an respectable d?rtement of France. Marie-Galante traditionally hasn't ever been an self reliant polity. Marie-Galantais show sentiments of being 'deux fois colonis? or two times colonized, concomitant with their feel of insularity from an international association of position. Dr Ron Emoff interprets this pervasive feel of displacement into the concept that of the 'non-nation'. Musical practices at the island supply Marie-Galantais with a way of re-connecting with different major overseas. Many Marie-Galantais demonstrate a 'split-subjectivity', embracing an African background, a French organization and a Caribbean regionalism. This publication is exclusive, partially, with reference to its therapy of a selected mode of self-consciousness, expressed musically, on an almost forgotten Caribbean island. The publication additionally combines literary, narrative, historic and musical assets to theorize a postcolonial subsurreal within the French Antilles. the focal point of the booklet is upon kadril dance and gwo ka drumming, popular musical practices at the island with which Marie-Galantais build particular perceptions of self in relation, in particular, to Africa and France. according to a number of prolonged sessions of ethnographic examine, the publication conjures up specific Marie-Galantais perspectives on culture, historicity, esclavage, nationalism (and its absence) and the neighborhood importance of occupying a globally out-of-the-way position. The e-book should be of curiosity not just to ethnomusicologists, but in addition to these attracted to cultural and linguistic anthropology, postcolonial experiences, functionality reports, folklore and Caribbean studies.

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