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By Anna Marie Stirr

ISBN-10: 019063197X

ISBN-13: 9780190631970

ISBN-10: 0190631988

ISBN-13: 9780190631987

An ethnographic research of song, functionality, migration, and flow, Singing throughout Divides examines how sorts of love and intimacy are associated with altering conceptions of political unity and kinds of belonging, during the lens of Nepali dohori song. The e-book describes dohori: improvised, dialogic making a song, during which a witty repartee of exchanges relies on poetic couplets with a set rhyme scheme, frequently sponsored by way of instrumental tune and accompanying dance, played among women and men, with a major concentrate on romantic love. The e-book tells the tale of dohori's dating with altering rules of Nepal as a countryside, and the way diversified nationalist ideas of cohesion have integrated marginality, within the intersectional arenas of caste, indigeneity, category, gender, and nearby id. Dohori will get on the middle of tensions round ethnic, caste, and gender distinction, because it promotes almost certainly destabilizing musical and poetic interactions, love, intercourse, and marriage throughout those social divides.

In the aftermath of Nepal's ten-year civil warfare, altering political realities, elevated migration, and circulate of individuals, media and practices are redefining options of acceptable intimate relationships and their linked platforms of alternate. via multi-sited ethnography of performances, media construction, move, reception, and the day-by-day lives of performers and fanatics in Nepal and the united kingdom, Singing throughout Divides examines how humans use dohori to problem (and uphold) social different types, whereas additionally growing affective solidarities.

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