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'Suddenly a sense of being a community': Aboriginal square dancing and the experience of collectivity

Dueck, Byron (2006). 'Suddenly a sense of being a community': Aboriginal square dancing and the experience of collectivity. Musiké, 1(1) pp. 41–58.

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Abstract

This article examines indigenous (i.e., Cree, Ojibwe, and Métis) square dancing traditions in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, drawing upon participant observation, dance analysis, and interviews with dancers and a choreographer. Using concepts from Peirceian linguistics, it locates relationships of indexicality and iconicity between bodily experiences of dancing and affective experiences of community.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1824-7199
Keywords: music; EMMP; Canada; square dance; indigenous music; Métis; first nations
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Music
Item ID: 9747
Depositing User: Byron Dueck
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9747
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