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An Ethnography of Gurung Village Music: Continuity and Change

An Ethnography of Gurung Village Music: Continuity and Change
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Item Code: NAO257
Author: Pirkko Moisala
Publisher: Ratna Pustak Bhandar, Nepal
Language: English
Edition: 2018
ISBN: 9789937331845
Pages: 301 (20 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 245 gms
Contents

I. POINTS OF DEPARTURE 1
1 Ethno-musicology 1
2 Ethnography 5
3 Cultural Premises 8
II. STUDY ON THE GURUNGS 11
1. The Gurungs 11
A. Belief System 13
B. Economy 15
C. Society System 16
D. Life According to Gender19
2 Nation-building as the Cultural Context 23
3 Fieldwork 28
4 Klinu Village in 1975-76 38
A. Belief System 39
B. Economy 41
C. Outside Contacts 42
D. Social System 44
E. Education 46
F. Yearly Cycle 47
5. Tendencies toward Change: Klinu in 1985 48
A. Belief System 50
B. Social System 51
C. Economy 52
D.Education 54
6. Gurung Cognitive Premises 56
A. Gurung Ontology 57
B. Conceptualization of Time 60
C. Collective Emphasis 63
D.Ethnic and Cultural Identity65
Ill. GURUNG MUSIC 71
1. Village Music: 1975-76 71
A. Music-makers and Learning 73
B. Music in the Rites after Death 80
C. Music of Other Castes 89
D. The Yearly Cycle of Music 91
2. Musical Thinking 93
A. Classification of Music 93
B. Conceptualization of Music 98
3. Musical Events 105
A. The Rod! 106
B. Song Duel 111
4. Musical Occasions 114
A. The Serga 115
B. The Ghamtu 127
C. The Krisna Caritra. 187
D. The Thetar 205
5. Continuity and Change: Village Music in 1985 215
A. Changes in the Ghamtu 218
B. Celebration of the Baisakh Purne 223
C. Music of the Youth 227
D. Attitudes towards Music 230
6. Urban Gurung Music 232
A. Urban Musicians 240
B. Rural-urban Transmission 243
IV. CONCLUSIONS 247
1 Gurung Cultural Premises and Music 247
2 Parallelism of Cultural Premises and Music 252
3 Quality of Change 265
Bibliography 269
Index 283
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