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Songs for the spirits : music and mediums in modern Vietnam / Barley Norton.

Author/Creator:
Norton, Barley, 1971-
Publication:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 256 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm. + 1 DVD (sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.).
Subjects:
Folk music -- Vietnam -- Religious aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Spirit possession -- Vietnam.
Mediums -- Vietnam.
System Details:
System requirements for accompanying DVD: DVD player or computer with DVD drive.
Summary:
Accompanying DVD contains ... "video extracts of mediumship rituals and folklorized performances of spirit possession. It also includes audio examples of chau van, revolutionary chau van, neotraditional compositions, and ca tru."--P. [xiii]. More detailed contents on p. [xiii]-xvi.
Contents:
Mediumship, modernity, and cultural identity
Experiencing spirit possession
Songs for the spirits
The musical construction of the spirits
Musical creativity and change
Engendering mediumship
Ritual and folklorization in late socialist Vietnam.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-248) and index.
ISBN:
9780252033995 (cloth : alk. paper)
025203399X (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
244339578
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