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Title: Dancing beyond the "Barre" : cultural practices and the processes of identification in Eastern Macedonia, Greece
Author: Rombou-Levidi, Maria
ISNI:       0000 0001 3534 280X
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2009
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In this thesis I explore the shaping of individual and collective subjectivities through cultural practices in Eastern Macedonia, annexed to Greece in 1913, in particular within the border zone. My exploration focuses on current singing, musical, and dancing practices and on discourse about them. I intend to show that, although many of these practices are considered as 'self-evident' today, in fact they are the outcome of a deeply political process of transforming 'difference' into 'sameness' associated with the importance of the border in the context of nation-building. For this reason, the interpretation of latent structures and processes requires that cultural transformation is considered within this particular cultural and historical context.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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