Anna Marie Stirr
  • October 2017, Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190631970.003.0009

Conclusion to Singing Across Divides

What is it about?

Bringing the insights from throughout the book to bear on Nepal’s contentious post-civil-war project of state restructuring, the conclusion looks at how discursive and performative practices of producing intimacies across social and geographic divides comprise a system of shifting and porous boundaries between similarity and difference, self and other, sometimes collapsing distinctions and often producing new ones.

Why is it important?

It suggests that the aesthetics of dohori, and its emotional resonances grounded in sensory musical experience, continues to inspire aspirations for more egalitarian social formations, while grounding the possibility of the new in reconfigurations of valued aspects of the old.


Anna Stirr (Author)
University of Hawaii System

Performance Intimacy Social Divides Identity Politics State Restructuring in Nepal

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