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Sonic Spaces of the Karoo
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Sonic Spaces of the Karoo is a pioneering study of the sacred music of three coloured (the apartheid designation for people "not white or native") people's church congregations in the rural town of Graaff-Reinet, South Africa. Jorritsma's fieldwork involves an investigation of the choruses, choir music, and hymns of the Karoo region to present a history of the people's traditional, religious, and cultural identity in song. This music is examined as part of a living archive preserved by the community in the face of a legacy of slavery and colonial as well as apartheid oppression.

Jorritsma's findings counteract a lingering stereotype that coloured music is inferior to European or African music and that coloured people should not or do not have a cultural identity. Sonic Spaces of the Karoo seeks to eradicate that bias and articulate a more legitimate place for these people in the contemporary landscape of South Africa.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Multimedia Examples
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xii-xviii
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  1. Author’s Note
  2. p. xix
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  1. 1. Introduction: The Challenges of Inscribing Coloured Voices
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. 2. Karoo People and Places
  2. pp. 23-40
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  1. 3. Hidden Transcripts: How Hymns Reveal History
  2. pp. 41-62
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  1. 4. “Senzeni na”: Interrelationships Between the Music of Mission and Independent African Church Denominations
  2. pp. 63-78
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  1. 5. Singing the “Queen’s English”: Church Choirs in Kroonvale
  2. pp. 79-101
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  1. 6. Mothers of the Church: Women’s Society Music and the Politics of Gender
  2. pp. 102-120
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  1. 7. Conclusion: Reflections on Karoo Sonic Spaces
  2. pp. 122-130
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 131-163
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 165-168
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  1. References
  2. pp. 166-189
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 191-201
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