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100 1 _aFaulkner, Robert
245 1 0 _aIcelandic men and me :
_bsagas of singing, self and everyday life /
_cRobert Faulkner.
246 1 0 _aSagas of singing, self and everyday life
264 1 _aFarnham ;
_aBurlington, VT :
_ccop. 2013
300 _a239 s.
_e1 CD
490 1 _aSOAS musicology series
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 8 _aTelling tales and setting the scene -- Baldur's saga -- Icelandic sagas and songs -- Singing social connections -- Songworlds -- Songs, spirituality, and self therapy -- Singing himself -- My saga -- Vocal events and singing's agency in change -- Conclusions, closure, and the vocal celebration of self.
520 _aA sparsely populated island in the North Atlantic recently made world-wide headlines in the Global Financial Crisis and for volcanic eruptions that caused unprecedented chaos to international air travel. Large contemporary audiences have formed very different images of Iceland through the vocal music and music videos of Bjork and Sigur Ros. Just below the Arctic Circle, Icelandic men engage in more everyday vocal practices, where singing, literally for one's Self, is an everyday life skill set against a backdrop of unique natural, historical, economic and social phenomena. Their sagas of song and singing are the subject of this book. The original Icelandic Sagas - among the most important collections of medieval European literature - are valued for richly detailed portrayals of individual lives. This book's principle protagonists and collaborators share a heritage where Sagas remain central to national and local identity, while the oral traditions associated with them were largely overwhelmed by European romanticism just over a hundred years ago. Ironically, this new vocal music became a key technology for national renewal. Written by an 'immigrant' musician who lived in a remote Icelandic community for over twenty years, this volume focuses upon individual and collective stories about singing as personal and social work. Drawing upon everyday ethnographic and sociological studies of music and emerging discourse about musical identity, the study uses anthropological, historical and musicological evidence in thinking about songs, singing and Self and the genderedness of this particular singing practice - the vocal and local performance of masculinities.
599 _aDawson
650 7 _aIsländska sagor
650 7 _aMusik
650 7 _aSång
650 7 _aIsland
650 7 _aFolkvisor
650 7 _aKönsidentitet
650 7 _aNationell identitet
650 7 _aManlighet
650 7 _aMusik
_xsociala aspekter
650 0 _aMasculinity in music.
650 0 _aFolk literature, Icelandic.
650 0 _aFolk songs, Icelandic.
650 0 _aNational characteristics, Icelandic.
650 0 _aMale singers
650 0 _aMusic
_xSocial aspects
650 0 _aMusic and literature
650 0 _aGender identity
650 0 _aFolk music
_xHistory and criticism.
650 0 _aFolk songs, Icelandic
_xHistory and criticism.
650 0 _aFolk poetry, Icelandic
_xMusical settings
_xHistory and criticism.
651 7 _aIsland
830 0 _aSOAS musicology series
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