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Published: 20 February 2020

290 Pages | 30 photos.


ISBN: 9780190077143

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The Musical Gift

Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka

Jim Sykes

Critical Conjunctures in Music and Sound

  • The first ethnography of Sri Lankan traditional musics
  • The first study of the politics and cultural significance of music during and after Sri Lanka's war
  • The first book to formally bring "the gift"-perhaps anthropology's most canonized theoretical topic-into music studies

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