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Sung Home : Narrative, Morality, and the Kurdish Nation (Hardcover) (Wendelmoet Hamelink)

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The most well-known oral performers in Kurdistan, the Kurdish dengbejs practice the art of storytelling in sung verse. Hamelink showcases their verbal art in its current form and setting in Turkey, presents the life stories of the performers, mostly elderly people, who look back and forward from their new vantage point of a return to public life, and explores the increasing space for Kurdish cultural production after a long period of suppression. As guardians of history, they have a unique view regarding history, modernity, nationalism, oppression, and Orientalism. Social changes over the last decades prompt new narratives and meanings. Hamelink draws on 13 months of field research in many towns, cities, and villages in Turkish Kurdistan and in Istanbul, and from 2006-2012 in Germany, Belgium and Paris. Five chapters are divided into three parts: songs and performance; life stories; conflict and activism. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
Number of Pages: 435.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Asia / General, Middle East / General
Series Title: Studies on Performing Arts & Literature of the Islamicate World
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Wendelmoet Hamelink
Language: English
Street Date: April 21, 2016
TCIN: 51136747
UPC: 9789004314818
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-3347

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