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The Resource Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands, (electronic book)

Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands, (electronic book)

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Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands
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Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The genres of sung tales that are the subject of this volume are one of the most striking aspects of the cultural scene in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Composed and performed by specialist bards, they are a highly valued art form. From a comparative viewpoint they are remarkable both for their scale and complexity, and for the range of variation that is found among regional genres and individual styles. Though their existence has previously been noted by researchers working in the Highlands, and some recordings made of them, most of these genres have not been studied in detail until quite recently, mainly because of the challenging range of disciplinary expertise that is required?in anthropology, linguistics, and ethnomusicology. This volume presents a set of interrelated studies by researchers in all of those fields, and by a Papua New Guinea Highlander who has assisted with the research based on his lifelong familiarity with one of the regional genres. The studies presented here (all of them previously unpublished and written especially for this volume) are of groundbreaking significance not only for specialists in Melanesia or the Pacific, but also for readers with a more general interest in comparative poetics, mythology, musicology, or verbal art
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Niles, Don
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English
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Rumsey, Alan
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  • Music
  • Ethnic studies
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Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands, (electronic book)
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
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459753
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330
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one file format
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online
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9781921862212
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.26530/OAPEN_459753
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Electronic resource.
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Label
Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
459753
Dimensions
other
Extent
330
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781921862212
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.26530/OAPEN_459753
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
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unspecified

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