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"We're just Bush Mob": Producing Aboriginal Music and Maleness in a Central Australian Recording Studio

Ottosson, Ase-Britt

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Over the last sixty years, country, rock and reggae music have become important everyday expressive forms among Aboriginal people in Central Australia. In this particular socio-musical scene, these forms of music have emerged as an almost exclusively male activity. The recording studio of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association in Alice Springs likewise continues to constitute a socio-musical space dominated by Aboriginal men from diverse backgrounds. This paper explores the ways in...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorOttosson, Ase-Britt
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:11:16Z
dc.identifier.issn0043-8774
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/29715
dc.description.abstractOver the last sixty years, country, rock and reggae music have become important everyday expressive forms among Aboriginal people in Central Australia. In this particular socio-musical scene, these forms of music have emerged as an almost exclusively male activity. The recording studio of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association in Alice Springs likewise continues to constitute a socio-musical space dominated by Aboriginal men from diverse backgrounds. This paper explores the ways in which the musicians and studio workers assert and negotiate a diverse range of ancestral and more recent local and global forms of accumulating male respect and status as they work with each other in the professional and technological regimes of this studio. In the process they reproduce as well as rework their distinctive and shared sense of worth as Aboriginal music makers and men.
dc.publisherVWB-Verlag fuer Wissenschaft und Bildung
dc.sourceThe World of Music
dc.title"We're just Bush Mob": Producing Aboriginal Music and Maleness in a Central Australian Recording Studio
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume49
dc.date.issued2007
local.identifier.absfor190401 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performing Arts
local.identifier.absfor160104 - Social and Cultural Anthropology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu8304786xPUB67
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationOttosson, Ase-Britt, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage49
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage63
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T07:39:35Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-70450089198
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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