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dc.contributor.advisor Stone, Ruth M. en_US Fass, Sunni M. en_US 2010-06-01T22:00:02Z 2027-02-01T23:00:02Z 2010-06-11T05:11:30Z 2010-06-01T22:00:02Z 2006 en_US
dc.description Thesis (PhD) - Indiana University, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract The dissertation explores the role of space in the production and perception of meaning in the cultural performance genre of festival, using a case-study approach centered on the production of the 2005 Lotus World Music and Arts Festival in Bloomington, Indiana. The study expands the notion of "festival" far beyond the four days of its enactment and encompasses the festival's year-long production process, one significant element of which is how producers conceive and manipulate space to mobilize a "global" festival within a local geography. Drawing on data gathered via ethnographic methods such as interview and participant-observation, the dissertation analyzes the ways in which spatial considerations play into production decisions and become essential components of a uniquely "festivalized" and liminal participant experience. This study emphasizes space as an actor and prioritizes the affective role of space vis-à-vis the construction of meaning in festival contexts, and its conclusions examine how festival producers use spatial transformations, inversions, and juxtapositions to create powerful loci of ambiguity and symbolic tension. en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University en_US
dc.subject production process en_US
dc.subject festival en_US
dc.subject space en_US
dc.subject place en_US
dc.subject Indiana en_US
dc.subject world music en_US
dc.subject.classification Folklore en_US
dc.subject.classification Music en_US
dc.subject.classification Anthropology, Cultural en_US
dc.title The 2005 Lotus World Music and Arts Festival: Processes of Production and the Construction of Spatial Liminality en_US
dc.type Doctoral Dissertation en_US

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