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Bluegrass has found an unlikely home, and avid following, in the Czech Republic. The music’s emergence in Central Europe places it within an increasingly global network of communities built around bluegrass activities.
 
Lee Bidgood offers a fascinating study of the Czech bluegrass phenomenon that merges intimate immersion in the music with on-the-ground fieldwork informed by his life as a working musician. Drawing on his own close personal and professional interactions, Bidgood charts how Czech bluegrass put down roots and looks at its performance as a uniquely Czech musical practice. He also reflects on “Americanist” musical projects and the ways Czech musicians use them to construct personal and social identities. Bidgood sees these acts of construction as a response to the Czech Republic’s postsocialist environment but also to US cultural prominence within our global mediascape.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. Tony Trischka
  3. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xx
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  1. 1. Place, Meaning, Community, and In-Betweenness
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 2. Czech Bluegrass Histories and Backgrounds
  2. pp. 21-51
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  1. 3. Making Bluegrass at Home, Abroad, and In Between
  2. pp. 52-68
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  1. 4. Learning and Playing Americanness on the Fiddle
  2. pp. 69-98
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  1. 5. Singing Truth, Fidelity, and Play in Czech Bluegrass Gospel
  2. pp. 99-118
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  1. A Tag: America/Amerika
  2. pp. 119-124
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  1. Notes on Language
  2. pp. 125-130
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 131-140
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  1. Glossary of Czech Terms
  2. pp. 141-142
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  1. References
  2. pp. 143-152
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  1. Recommended Media
  2. pp. 153-160
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 161-168
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  1. About the Author
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  1. Further Series Titles
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252050053
Related ISBN
9780252041457
MARC Record
OCLC
1005593536
Pages
192
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-11
Language
English
Open Access
No
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