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Pac.PN3030.M625D54 2009
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TITLE: Transforming colonial encounters : performing arts and cultural heritage in Chuuk, Micronesia / by Brian Diettrich.
ADDED TITLE: Performing arts and cultural heritage in Chuuk, Micronesia
AUTHOR: Diettrich, Brian.
SERIES: Theses for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Music ; no.5221.
DESCRIPTION: xix, 321 leaves, bound : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
NOTES: Ph. D. University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2009
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 306-321).
NOTES: This dissertation explores the rich and complex performing arts of Chuuk State through a combination of ethnographic description, historical investigation, musical and poetic analysis, and cultural theory. This study also examines musical practices within historical encounters and links musical repertory with broad cultural and social constructions of indigenous knowledge, emotion, and the expression of faith
NOTES: Drawing on postcolonial theory and recent work in Pacific Island Studies, this work presents the notion of tradition in Chuuk as transformational, flexible and inexorably linked to larger processes of colonialism, response and exchange.
NOTES: The musical and cultural data from this dissertation reveal Chuukese musical heritage as culturally defined, articulated and changed by the people of Chuuk as part of their daily and lived experiences. The study of Chuuk has application to how other societies traverse and move past colonialism within the cultural frameworks of poetry, music and dance.
NOTES: Chiefly in English; some Chuukese.
SUBJECT: Performing arts --Micronesia (Federated States)--Chuuk.
SUBJECT: Chuukese (Micronesian people)--Social life and customs.
SUBJECT: Performing arts.
SUBJECT: Micronesia (Federated States) --Chuuk.

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