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dc.contributor.authorLeague, Panayotis F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T00:50:04Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T00:50:04Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.other(ALMA)contemp
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/12468
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractGreek immigrants from the Dodecanese island of Kalyrnnos have dominated the social, political, and economic life of Tarpon Springs, Florida since their arrival in the first decades of the twentieth century. Remarkably unlike the typical urban immigrant experience, this dynamic has allowed the Kalyrnnian-American community of Tarpon Springs to negotiate its relationship with American society from a position of relative power, without the immediate need to compromise linguistic, social, or occupational identity for the sake of survival. The cultural and artistic traditions of Kalymnos-foremost among them music and dancing-have played a central role in the construction of Kalyrnnian-American identity in Tarpon Springs, and have enabled a creative negotiation on the community's own terms ofthe states of"hyphenated being" that characterize immigrant communities. In this thesis, I examine the ways in which Kalymnian Tarponites use embodied musical movement as a resonant bridge between competing cultural allegiances, a means of imaginative travel in search of emotional fulfillment, and a venue to perform notions of distinction and belonging. For Kalymnian residents of Tarpon Springs, the embodied music and dance traditions of Kalyrnnos function as mobile sites of tension and transcendence, are imbued with a new set of self-sufficient meanings, and serve as a passport to cross the blurry borders of transnational being.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis work is being made available in OpenBU by permission of its author, and is available for research purposes only. All rights are reserved to the author.
dc.subjectEthnomusicology
dc.subjectGreek folk music
dc.subjectFlorida
dc.subjectKalymnian music
dc.subjectGreek dance
dc.titleKalymnian music and dance in Tarpon Springs, Floridaen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineEthnomusicologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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