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dc.contributor.authorOzment, Elizabeth Whittenburg
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-17T04:30:17Z
dc.date.available2014-10-17T04:30:17Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.otherozment_elizabeth_w_201405_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/ozment_elizabeth_w_201405_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30578
dc.description.abstractThe Politics of Musical Reenactment: Civil War Commemoration in American Culture explores how Americans have used music to represent the U.S. Civil War. Music contributes to the construction and presentation of competing historical narratives about this war, each of which is used to position a particular community at the fore of American cultural identity. Through ethnographic study and musical analysis of a mock slave auction, folk opera, brass band revival, war reenactment, YouTube videos, laser show, and amusement park, this study demonstrates how musical reenactments perform race, class, gender, ethnicity, and citizenship in ways that suppress or resist the power of other social groups through the control of historical knowledge. The specific past that a community chooses to present evidences how it envisions itself in relationship to others. Whether or not these productions are a form of conflict resolution, they capture a snapshot of our current state and provide direction as to what people wish to become.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectCivil War music
dc.subjectcultural memory
dc.subjectreenactment
dc.subjectStone Mountain
dc.subjectGettysburg
dc.subjectYouTube
dc.subjectfolk opera
dc.subjectslave auction
dc.subjectbrass band
dc.subjectnostalgia
dc.titleThe politics of musical reenactment
dc.title.alternativeCivil War commemoration in American culture
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentSchool of Music
dc.description.majorMusic
dc.description.advisorJean Kidula
dc.description.committeeJean Kidula
dc.description.committeeSusan Thomas
dc.description.committeeDavid Schiller
dc.description.committeeAdrian Childs


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