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The Resonance of Place: Music and Race in Salvador da Bahia

Abstract Geography, and the social sciences more broadly, have long operated within what is arguably a paradigm of the visual. Expanding the reach of geographical consideration into the realm of the aural, though in no way leaving behind the visual, opens the discipline to new areas of human and cultural geography invisible in ocular-centric approaches. At its broadest level, my argument in this dissertation is that music can no longer be simply an object of geographical research. Re-conceptualized and re-theorized in a geographical context to take into account its very real, active, and more-than-representational presence in social life, music provides actual routes to geographic knowledge of the world. I start by constructing a theoretical framewo... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Finn, John (Author) / Mchugh, Kevin (Advisor) / Lukinbeal, Christopher (Committee member) / Bolin, Bob (Committee member) / Price, Patricia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Brazil / Music / Musicscape / Non-representational theory / Race
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 256 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Geography 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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