Fwd: CFP: 2010 AAAs, Music & Language
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> De: Steve Black <sblack@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Data: 4 de Mar�o de 2010 04:38:07 CET
> Para: LINGANTH@...
> Assunto: CFP: 2010 AAAs, Music & Language
> Responder a: Steve Black <sblack@...>
> CALL FOR PAPERS:
> AAA 2010 Panel
> �Sung Performance and the Circulation of Linguistic Forms�
> Steven P. Black (panel organizer)
> If you are interested in participating in this panel, please send paper proposals to Steve Black, sblack@.... For more information about paper requirements and the AAA call for papers, see http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/Call-for-Papers.cfm
> PANEL PROPOSAL
> This panel follows recent calls for a �vocal anthropology�, exploring how unique patterns in the circulation of linguistic forms are linked to properties distinguishing sung performance from other forms of communication. Numerous powerful social movements have been voiced through music. Often, this recognizable force of music has been reduced to the tautology that �music is the universal language�, yet the phrase minimizes a complex interrelationship between spoken and sung performance. Anthropologists have identified key loci where vocal performance is linked to affective meaning, such as manipulation of timbre, rhythmic repetition, poetic virtuosity, and moral loading of aesthetic conventions. This panel addresses the question of how these and other features of meaning making in musical performance impact the circulation of discourse, and how musical performance is thus linked to the (re)production or transformation of socio-cultural structures.
> Since the inception of four-field anthropology scholars have incorporated analyses of music into studies of ritual and verbal art. Despite this recognition, music has often been marginalized or overlooked. The past twenty years have seen a resurgence of anthropological interest in music, resulting in the recent formation of a Music and Sound Interest Group in the American Anthropology Association. New Orleans is an appropriate site for a contemporary revisiting of the linkages between music and circulation, being the birthplace of jazz�a global musical phenomenon in its own right, and the roots of R & B, rock, and hip-hop.
> The panel will bring together scholars conducting anthropological research on music and language in a variety of cultural contexts with the aim of promoting dialogue on linguistic anthropological understandings of music in cross-cultural perspective. Recent scholarship connects the study of vocal performance to macro-social theoretical frameworks, and this panel will reflect such a focus. In discussion of the connections among music, language and circulation, panel members will explore such themes as: the relationship between sung performance and structural inequality; the utility of music in voicing concerns about markedness and stigmatization; the limits of agency through music; and the hegemony of dominant musical forms.
> Steve Black
> University of California, Los Angeles
> Department of Anthropology
> 341 Haines Hall - Box 951553
> 375 Portola Plaza
> Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553