Sonic ethnography makes a compelling argument for taking sound seriously as a crucial component of social life and as an ethnographic form of representation. This volume explores the role of sound-making and listening practices in the formation of local identities in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. With an approach that cuts across sensory anthropology, sound studies and ethnomusicology, Sonic ethnography demonstrates how acoustic tradition is made and disrupted and acoustic communities are brought together in shared temporality and space. Based extensive research, this volume provides an innovative take on soundful cultural performances such as tree rituals, carnivals, pilgrimages and more informal musical performances, with particular attention to the interactions between classic ethnographic scholarship from the past century and the local politics of heritage. Featuring stunning colour photographs and more than an hour of sound recordings, Sonic ethnography uses a unique combination of media to investigate distinctive ways of knowing, beyond more traditional ethnographic forms of representation. Two methodological chapters, respectively on music-making as creative research practice and on photo-ethnography, make the book an essential contribution for those interested in the production of sounds and still images as relational and interactive approaches to fieldwork. The pioneering anthropologist of sound, Steven Feld, collaborated to some of the research and contributed to the book an afterword and a soundscape composition.
Sonic ethnography : Identity, heritage and creative research practice in Basilicata, southern Italy / L. Ferrarini, N. Scaldaferri. - Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2020. - ISBN 9781526152997.
|Titolo:||Sonic ethnography : Identity, heritage and creative research practice in Basilicata, southern Italy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Parole Chiave:||Ethnomusicology; sensory anthropology; sound studies; photography; Basilicata; southern Italy|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-ART/08 - Etnomusicologia|
|Citazione:||Sonic ethnography : Identity, heritage and creative research practice in Basilicata, southern Italy / L. Ferrarini, N. Scaldaferri. - Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2020. - ISBN 9781526152997.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||05 - Volume|