Turning the Tune: Traditional Music Tourism and Social Change in an Irish Village (Dance and Performance Studies Band 3)
Überblick:Pressestimmen ..'.this book is a rarity in understanding the intersection of music heritage and tourism...' - Journal of Heritage Tourism 'The publication of this study is a valuable contribution to the discipline of ethnomusicology and the study of Irish traditional music and tourism within this context. This book is particularly valuable to those interested in the study of Irish traditional music from the ethnomusicological perspective and students and teachers of these areas will be greatly enhanced by Kaul's in-depth knowledge of tourism literature.' - Ethnomusicology Forum 'Kaul's book offers original insights in a very well-crafted and engaging ethnography. Few studies manage to discuss both an art form and its socio-cultural context and Kaul does so successfully without compromising the breadth of his discussion. The prevalence of participants' voices and Kaul's commitment to allowing ethnography to write theory have resulted in a polyphonic evocative account. Beyond anthropologists ethnomusicologists and scholars of Irish and tourism studies this book is important to all of us researching art forms in their contemporary globalized commoditized context.' - JRAI ..'.belongs in any collection strong in Irish culture music and economics and provides college-level readers with an engaging study using the form of music to consider Irish culture and tourism. This study of social change within the context of Irish music provides a scholarly study of interest to anthropology and global issues collections alike surveying the social structure of Irish culture and the impact and reflection of its musical traditions. Any scholarly collection will find this engrossing!' - Midwest Book Review ..'.a compelling and fascinating study of social change in a particular music practice making it a useful resource for scholars and students of music and performance. It also makes a valuable contribution to anthropological studies of tourism and globalisation especially in the way it complicates current orthodoxy about inevitable contestation around issues of ownership and appropriation with regard to identity politics in the global era.' - Australian Anthropological Society 'Sensibly Kaul lets ethnography form the core of his book. Almost all the theory that is involved arises from his ethnographic analysis not vice versa. He let locals comment on his manuscript and provides generous quotes from his fieldwork interviews...The outcome? A performative account of craic that both academics and the locals of Doolin can readily believe in.' - Times Higher Education 'Turning the Tune casts a revealing eye on the impact of tourism and the influx of musicians from outside Ireland on traditional (in every sense of the word) approaches to the making and meaning of Irish folk music...a thoroughly researched and revealing snapshot of Doolin's thriving musical life.' - Songlines Magazine 'An engaging read Kaul's account of the changing face of Doolin will interest readers with an interest in Irish traditional music--especially those who play it--as well as students of tourism and cultural anthropology.' - Book News 'A book of rich description and penetrating insight Turning the Tune pulls the reader into a complex world of music making and social interaction in an Irish coastal village. Through a compelling reflexive voice Kaul gives us a vivid sense of present experience and remembered pasts in Doolin County Clare...This beautifully written book will provide music to the ears of all who take an interest in Ireland tourism music and social change.' - Tamara Kohn University of Melbourne 'Adam Kaul has provided his readers with a detailed admirable account of musical life [in] Doolin County Clare arguably the most visible context for Irish instrumental music-making in the world. The immediacy of this narrative not only brings the reader into the inner circle of Doolin's sessions but also clarifies enlarges and engages the context in ways that may surprise the reader.' - Sean Williams Evergreen State College '[This book] addresses some important issues in music study - the commodity professionalization the affective content of musical 'identities' - with a keen anthropological eye and a subtle reflexivity. The description of sessions is often excellent - many have tried few quite so successfully!' - Martin Stokes Oxford University Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Adam Kaul is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Augustana College in Rock Island Illinois. He is the author of several articles and book chapters about traditional music tourism and the economics of musical performance in the West of Ireland where he has conducted fieldwork for over a decade.