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dc.contributor.authorSinger, Daniel Elliot
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-09T19:58:49Z
dc.date.available2016-03-09T19:58:49Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/15141
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores questions of identity and the body in performance in collegiate competitive bhangra, a South Asian diasporic popular dance form, through the analytical frameworks of hype and the musicking body. I explore the relatively recent shift of bhangra from a club scene to a college-level, competitive context in order to understand the ways in which this contemporary bhangra still offers participants a meaningful expression of South Asian identity, when the context in which the music is produced and consumed seems to have changed dramatically from the original context in which the genre emerged as a popular cultural form in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s. I analyze the way in which hype, an intangible element of contemporary bhangra that is essential for successful performance, is built up and maintained through the embodied practices of the co-producers of bhangra.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectCultural anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectBhangraen_US
dc.subjectDanceen_US
dc.subjectHypeen_US
dc.subjectMusickingen_US
dc.subjectStyleen_US
dc.titleBuilding hype: the musicking body in university bhangraen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertation
dc.date.updated2016-01-22T18:59:12Z
etd.degree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMusicologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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