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- 1African Music
- 1Anthropology of dance
- 1Anthropology of performance
- 1Fletcher, Rebecca E.
- 1Gow, Gordon (Supervisor)
- 1Graham, Laura C
- 1Horne, Rebecca M
- 1Muparutsa, Tendai
- 1Salehyar, Hamidreza
Drawing on the relational developmental systems meta-model and a gender relations theoretical perspective, the present study analyzed data from 1,932 heterosexual couples from Waves 1 and 2 of the Germany Family Panel to answer three questions: (1) What are the longitudinal associations between...
This dissertation relies on the wager that we live in an age in which seemingly archaic religious symbols contribute to how people orient themselves, respond to, and explain things in the world. Drawing from Paul Ricoeur’s early texts on religion, symbolism, evil, and defilement, I analyze three...
This study explores the meaning of commodification in modern yoga and finds that commodification often contradicts yoga’s ethical principles. Two different analyses of this phenomenon also produce contradictory accounts. One analysis attempts to understand how practitioners experience...
The Revival of Iranian Classical Music during the Second Pahlavi Period: The Influence of the Politics of “Iranian-ness”Download
This thesis demonstrates the process of the gradual formation and development of revivalist ideas in Iran’s musical society during Muhammad-Reza Pahlavi’s reign (1941 - 1979). Examining multiple articulations of Iranian nationalism, this research focuses on three different historical periods—from...
Contemporary Oriental dance practitioners that explicitly tie their artworks to the East often validate their involvement by crafting their dances and aesthetic to ever-shifting definitions of authenticity and ethnicity. However, practitioners of the youngest belly dance style have increasingly...
Zimbabwean traditional music of North America has gone through notable transformation since its arrival over 40 years ago. The world has been dominated by a patriarchal view of itself in general, but as I observed and mingled with people, I witnessed a male- dominated music practice in Zimbabwe...