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Folk Song Style and Culture [Paperback]

Lomax , Alan Lomax

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15 Aug 2007
Song and dance style--viewed as nonverbal communications about culture--are here related to social structure and cultural history. Patterns of performance, theme, text and movement are analyzed in large samples of films an recordings from the whole range of human culture, according to the methods explained in this volume. Cantometrics, which means song as a measure of man, finds that traditions of singing trace the main historic distributions of human culture and that specific traits of performance are communications about identifiable aspects of society. The predictable and universal relations between expressive communication and social organization, here established for the first time, open up the possibility of a scientific aesthetics, useful to planners. Alan Lomax is Director, Cantometrics and Choreometrics Projects at Columbia University.

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  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers; New edition edition (15 Aug 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878556400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878556403
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.3 x 2.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,199,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A milestone in comparative music research and a ... substantial contribution to comparative ethology. "--American Anthropologist" It leaps ahead with vision and insight and enriches our understanding of music as human behavior and a part of human culture. "Journal of American Folklore" A major contribution to the field of nonverbal behavior. "Archives of General Psychiatry" This volume will stand as a monument to our time. "Science"

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4.0 out of 5 stars Folk Bible 7 Nov 2010
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Bible may be the wrong choice of word, perhaps text is more appropriate given the scientific approach Lomax takes to researching, categorising, and explaining the folk musics of the world. The love and respect for the music is apparent and gives a legitimacy to what can seem at times a cold, scientific report.
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