Violins: Local Meanings, Globalized Sounds

1st Edition

Pamela A. Moro

Routledge
December 7, 2018 Forthcoming
Textbook - 140 Pages
ISBN 9781138605145 - CAT# K388479
Series: Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

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Summary

Violins: Local Meanings, Globalized Sounds examines the violin as an object of meaning in a variety of cultural and historical contexts, and as a vehicle for introducing anthropological issues. Each chapter highlights concepts as taught in lower-level anthropology courses, and includes teaching and learning tools. Chapters range from a memoir-like social biography of a single instrument to explorations of violins in relation to technology, labor, the environment, migration, globalization, childhood, cultural understandings of talent and virtuosity, and prestige.

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