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Title Circulating cultures : exchanges of Australian Indigenous music, dance and media / edited by Amanda Harris
Published Anu, Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (276 pages)
Contents Archival objects and the circulation of culture / Amanda Harris -- Part 1: C.P. Mountford and the circulation of music, dance and film -- Beth Dean and the transnational circulation of Aboriginal dance culture: gender, authority and C.P. Mountford / Victoria Haskins -- The circle of songs: traditional song and the musical score to C.P. Mountford's documentary films / Anthony Linden-Jones -- Hearing music and music making in non-indigenous accounts of the bush from the mid-twentieth century / Amanda Harris -- Part 2: Transformation and repatriation -- Song as artefact: the reclaiming of song recordings empowering Indigenous stakeholders -- and the recordings themselves / Genevieve Campbell -- Turning subjects into objects and objects into subjects: collecting human remains on the 1948 Arnhem Land Exhibition / Martin Thomas -- Part 3: -- Cultural journeys in the Top End -- The role of songs in connecting the living and the dead: a funeral ceremony for Nakodjok in western Arnhem Land / Rueben Brown -- Cross and square: variation in the transmission of songs and musical styles between the Kimberley and Daly regions of Northern Australia / Sally Treloyn -- Listening to Heavy Metal in Wadeye / John Mansfield
Summary Circulating Cultures is an edited book about the transformation of cultural materials through the Australian landscape. The book explores cultural circulation, exchange and transit, through events such as the geographical movement of song series across the Kimberley and Arnhem Land; the transformation of Australian Aboriginal dance in the hands of an American choreographer; and the indigenisation of symbolic meanings in heavy metal music
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- 21st century -- Music -- Cross-cultural studies.
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- 21st century -- Cross-cultural studies.
Culture diffusion -- Australia.
Intercultural communication in art.
Music in intercultural communication.
Social change -- Australia -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Harris, Amanda, 1976- editor
ISBN 1925022196
1925022218 (electronic bk.)
9781925022216 (electronic bk.)