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ERIC Number: EJ906950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1752-6299
The Musical Culture of an "Inuk" Teenager
Piercey, Mary E.
International Journal of Community Music, v1 n2 p189-201 May 2008
This article uses music as a point of entry into the understanding of Inuit culture. I demonstrate how the analysis of the song repertoire of an Inuk teenager reveals some functions and meanings that her song choices have for her in the particular Inuit culture of Arviat, Nunavut. I present four informally learned songs from my informant Gara Mamgark and explore issues about her musical aesthetics and values in relation to her physical and social environment. (Contains 10 footnotes and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada