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Global Pop / Vigilante: Reflexivity, Value, And The Production Of Reality In Indonesia, Aaron M. Shapiro Aug 2009

Global Pop / Vigilante: Reflexivity, Value, And The Production Of Reality In Indonesia, Aaron M. Shapiro

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Reality television lays claim to 'the real' with a reflexive aesthetic. With increasing confusion between the act of mediation (production process) and the object of that mediation (product), reality television appears to lay bare its foundations, the televisual claim to the real, so as to democratize the relationship between production power and reception power. By studying the production of reality television ethnographically, one can witness how the reflexivity that, as a convention, aesthetically indexes reality can extend beyond the parameters of the media itself and into the lives of its producers. This thesis looks at the reflexive media practices of ...


Thomas, Patricia (Fa 400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2009

Thomas, Patricia (Fa 400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text paper (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 400. Paper: "Murder Ballads of Kentucky" written by Patricia Thomas for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Eade, Richard M. (Fa 389), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2009

Eade, Richard M. (Fa 389), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 389. Paper: "Hazel C. Gillum" written by Richard Eade for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Denton, Richard (Fa 385), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2009

Denton, Richard (Fa 385), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 385. Paper: "Jim Buchanan and His Music" written by Richard Denton for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


L’Identité Dans La Musique Occitane : La Conservation De L’Art Pour Exprimer La Culture = Identity In Occitan Music : Expressions Of Culture Through The Preservation Of Art, Christina Lambert Apr 2009

L’Identité Dans La Musique Occitane : La Conservation De L’Art Pour Exprimer La Culture = Identity In Occitan Music : Expressions Of Culture Through The Preservation Of Art, Christina Lambert

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This project focused on how identity is expressed and preserved through Occitan music, and what exactly that identity means to whom that identity belongs. The researcher studied and listened to many different bands and artists, all of who had unique styles and sounds. While conducting research on the history of Occitania and of its music, the researcher interviewed several musicians and others who worked with the Occitan culture. These interviews and research led to a greater understanding of Occitania, and of the people who are fighting to keep it alive. By attending traditional dances, concerts, and book readings, the researcher ...


The Traditional Wolof Voice: Lessons From A Griot In Pout, Senegal, Lucy French Apr 2009

The Traditional Wolof Voice: Lessons From A Griot In Pout, Senegal, Lucy French

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This alternative project comprised of a three-week long, intensive study of traditional Wolof singing. I took twenty hours of voice lessons from a griot teacher in Pout, Senegal, with the intention of acquiring a rich knowledge of Wolof vocal music and the skills to perform for an audience. My Wolof teacher, Nar Diop, taught me seven songs by ear throughout our six classes together. In addition to perfecting, memorizing, and preparing for a final performance piece, I translated the lyrics of each song into English and French in order to analyze their content and investigate their origins and significance to ...


Carver, Noble, 1896-1978 (Fa 372), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2009

Carver, Noble, 1896-1978 (Fa 372), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives project 372. Copies of two personal songbooks belonging to country musician Noble "Uncle Bozo" Carver of Barren County, Kentucky. They possibly date from the early 1930s.


Angle, Dennis Paul (Fa 369), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2009

Angle, Dennis Paul (Fa 369), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 369. Paper: "Odis Blanton: The Story of a Country Musician" written by Angle for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Percy Grainger And Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Comparative Study Of English Folk-Song Settings For Wind Band, Shawna Meggan Holtz Jan 2009

Percy Grainger And Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Comparative Study Of English Folk-Song Settings For Wind Band, Shawna Meggan Holtz

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

This thesis provides a comparison and study of English folk music collected by composers Percy Grainger and Ralph Vaughan Williams in the early twentieth century. Individuals who played a key role in beginning the folk music collecting movement are discussed, as well as the Folk Song Society's position in regulating and organizing folk-song collecting. A brief biography on Grainger is provided, along with his methods of collecting and setting folk-songs, and his ideas and processes on "free music." Chapters on Ralph Vaughan Williams follow, exploring his folk-song collecting and settings for the church. Grainger and Vaughan Williams' most well-known ...