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In this thesis I consider the role of music in the construction of identity among West African Canadians, focusing on musical taste and performance. Drawing on themes from participant narratives, I look at how music can maintain connections with or reference identities from “home” cultures. ...
Sounding the Impact: A Case Study on the Social and Cultural Work of Music in the Context of the Edmonton Raga-Mala Music SocietyDownload
The Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society (ERMS) is a volunteer organization that supports Indian classical music, mainly through the act of organizing formal concerts. As a society that is centered on supporting a genre of music that is closely tied to a particular geographical location that is...
Animation and the National Ethos: the American Dream, Socialist Realism, and Russian émigrés in FranceDownload
Animation is seen as the innocent child of contemporary media and is often considered innocuous and juvenile in general popular culture. This might explain why it is still a marginal field. Perhaps this perception is influenced by the mass media of animation being mostly aimed at children, or at...