Oral/aural culture in late modern society?: Traditional singing as professionalized genre and oral-derived expression
2012 (English)In: Oral Tradition, ISSN 0883-5365, E-ISSN 1542-4308, Vol. 27, no 1, 67-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In late modern societies traditional arts tend to become disembedded from a functioning vernacular milieu and become partly absorbed into institutionalized structures such as education. This article focuses on traditional singing in present-day Sweden as one evident example where oral tradition as a comprehensive concept is being transformed and renegotiated into a selection of oral techniques, style markers, and aesthetic ideals. A related issue also presented here is the balance between verbal and music-related sides of orality.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Columbia: Center for Studies in Oral Tradition , 2012. Vol. 27, no 1, 67-84 p.
traditional singing, orality. literacy, revival, post-revival, singing style
Research subject Ethnology; Musicology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-67364OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-67364DiVA: diva2:611524