9781469631868-1469631865-The Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging (Critical Indigeneities)

The Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging (Critical Indigeneities)

ISBN-13: 9781469631868
ISBN-10: 1469631865
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Jacobsen
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 198 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469631868
ISBN-10: 1469631865
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Jacobsen
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 198 pages

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Acknowledged author Jacobsen wrote The Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging (Critical Indigeneities) comprising 198 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469631865 and 9781469631868. Since then The Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging (Critical Indigeneities) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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In this ethnography of Navajo (Diné) popular music culture, Kristina M. Jacobsen examines questions of Indigenous identity and performance by focusing on the surprising and vibrant Navajo country music scene. Through multiple first-person accounts, Jacobsen illuminates country music’s connections to the Indigenous politics of language and belonging, examining through the lens of music both the politics of difference and many internal distinctions Diné make among themselves and their fellow Navajo citizens. As the second largest tribe in the United States, the Navajo have often been portrayed as a singular and monolithic entity. Using her experience as a singer, lap steel player, and Navajo language learner, Jacobsen challenges this notion, showing the ways Navajos distinguish themselves from one another through musical taste, linguistic abilities, geographic location, physical appearance, degree of Navajo or Indian blood, and class affiliations. By linking cultural anthropology to ethnomusicology, linguistic anthropology, and critical Indigenous studies, Jacobsen shows how Navajo poetics and politics offer important insights into the politics of Indigeneity in Native North America, highlighting the complex ways that identities are negotiated in multiple, often contradictory, spheres.

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