"Listen Local, Act Global": Becoming Interested in and Paying Attention to (Inter)National Sounds in the Eighteenth Century

Semi, Maria (2018) "Listen Local, Act Global": Becoming Interested in and Paying Attention to (Inter)National Sounds in the Eighteenth Century. [Preprint]
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Abstract

This chapter examines the growing awareness of the “national properties” of sounds in the eighteenth century, mainly from a British – and more specifically Scottish – perspective, and focusses especially on phenomena such as the collection of national airs, and the ballad revival (but ‘street cries’ could have been an equally suitable example). In this history Britain holds a peculiar place. After the Act of Union of 1707 British national identity was forged (a process that took over a hundred years), and “Britishness” had to be somehow invented. Sounds and music played their part in this process of invented tradition and cultural definition.

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Semi, MariaUniversità di Bologna0000-0003-3587-2143
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27 Jan 2020 14:53
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29 Jan 2020 09:30
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T2M - 2020 researchers: Train To Move
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EC - FP7
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