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The Resource Sounding the center : history and aesthetics in Thai Buddhist performance, Deborah Wong

Sounding the center : history and aesthetics in Thai Buddhist performance, Deborah Wong

Label
Sounding the center : history and aesthetics in Thai Buddhist performance
Title
Sounding the center
Title remainder
history and aesthetics in Thai Buddhist performance
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Wong
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sounding the Center is an in-depth look at the power behind classical music and dance in Bangkok, the capital and sacred center of Buddhist Thailand. Focusing on the ritual honoring teachers of music and dance, Deborah Wong reveals a complex network of connections among kings, teachers, knowledge, and performance that underlies the classical court arts. Drawing on her extensive fieldwork, Wong lays out the ritual in detail: the way it is enacted, the foods and objects involved, and the people who perform it, emphasizing the way the performers themselves discuss and construct aspects of the ceremony
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wong, Deborah Anne
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Chicago studies in ethnomusicology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Ritual
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folklore
  • Oral tradition
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Bangkok (Thailand)
Label
Sounding the center : history and aesthetics in Thai Buddhist performance, Deborah Wong
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes 1 audio CD in pocket at front of book
Accompanying material
1 audio CD.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Men Who Become the Deity: The Thai Body in Performance, The Thai Body as History -- 2. Performing Wai Khruu Ritual -- 3. Knowledge and Power in Thai Culture: Teachers as Hermits -- 4. Sounding the Sacred -- 5. Inscribing the Wai Khruu Ritual: Two Written Accounts 6. Inheritance and Nationalism: The Social Construction of Wai Khruu Rituals in Bangkok -- 7. The Wai Khruu as a Gendered Cultural System -- 8. Conclusions: Thoughts on Change Appendixes -- A. Glossary of Terms Used -- B. List of the Naa Phaat Repertoire Used in the Wai Khruu Ritual -- C. The Deities of Thai Court Performance -- D. Thai Instruments Mentioned in the Text -- E. CD Contents -- F. Guide to Commercial Recordings
Control code
ocm44019155
Dimensions
23 cm +
Extent
xxxiv, 348 p.
Isbn
9780226905860
Lccn
00033775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Sounding the center : history and aesthetics in Thai Buddhist performance, Deborah Wong
Publication
Note
Includes 1 audio CD in pocket at front of book
Accompanying material
1 audio CD.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Men Who Become the Deity: The Thai Body in Performance, The Thai Body as History -- 2. Performing Wai Khruu Ritual -- 3. Knowledge and Power in Thai Culture: Teachers as Hermits -- 4. Sounding the Sacred -- 5. Inscribing the Wai Khruu Ritual: Two Written Accounts 6. Inheritance and Nationalism: The Social Construction of Wai Khruu Rituals in Bangkok -- 7. The Wai Khruu as a Gendered Cultural System -- 8. Conclusions: Thoughts on Change Appendixes -- A. Glossary of Terms Used -- B. List of the Naa Phaat Repertoire Used in the Wai Khruu Ritual -- C. The Deities of Thai Court Performance -- D. Thai Instruments Mentioned in the Text -- E. CD Contents -- F. Guide to Commercial Recordings
Control code
ocm44019155
Dimensions
23 cm +
Extent
xxxiv, 348 p.
Isbn
9780226905860
Lccn
00033775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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