Transcultural Performance

Transcultural Performance

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Transcultural Performance draws upon a multi-sited ethnography of Ecuadorean folkloric musicians and their families to illustrate how these individuals negotiate languages, gender and ethnicity at home and abroad. Beginning with a cohesive and critical review of globalization and identity theories, the book offers an important interdisciplinary response to work on language, identity and globalization. With detailed discourse analyses of gender, ethnicity, and language, the chapters offer a valuable counterpoint to more traditional analyses of the impact of multilingualism on indigenous languages, which are frequently negative in their assessment of the future of these languages. Through an examination of beliefs and practices, this book demonstrates both the persistent role of essentialist ideologies in beliefs about language, as well as how transcultural practices can enhance the use and maintenance of minority and indigenous languages.... tools and appliances were sold (a#39;Home Depota#39;), bulk fabric stands (a#39;Joanna#39;s Fabrica#39;), and bars (a#39;night clubsa#39;, a#39;Manhattana#39;, a#39;The Big Applea#39;). Like Paris Fashion and seafood, the use of English labels served to both index the transcultural symbolic knowledge of ... labeling, and Allkurinchik supported the original moniker with an enhanced explanation (a#39;[Ita#39;s] 24 hours and you park wherever therea#39;s spacea#39;, anbsp;...

Title:Transcultural Performance
Author: Michele Back
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-05-28

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