Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6½ x 9½
978-0-8108-8895-1 • Hardback • October 2014 • $118.00 • (£91.00)
978-0-8108-8896-8 • eBook • October 2014 • $112.00 • (£86.00)
Thomas Hilder is an ethnomusicologist with a focus on music of the Nordic countries and a special interest in the politics of transnationalism, postcolonialism, and gender. His research on the Sámi has been published in Ethnomusicology Forum, and he is lead editor of the forthcoming book Music, Indigeneity, Digital Media. He currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for World Music, University of Hildesheim, Germany.
Chapter 1: Sámi Musical Performance: An Introduction
Chapter 2: Performing Sápmi
Chapter 3: Reconceptualizing Time
Chapter 4: Voicing Nature
Chapter 5: Transmitting Culture
Chapter 6: Aspiring Cosmopolitanism
Thomas R. Hidler provides a critical analysis of the political, cultural, and social transformations in the non-Western, Nordic, Sámi indigenous community. . . .This book is well-written and organized cohesively, as one chapter leads seamlessly into another. It will be a valuable addition to the fields of European studies, ethnomusicology, and identity studies.
— Journal of Folklore Research
This fundamental book, rich in information, insight, and interpretation, is long overdue. . . .This study is written with respect: it is based on long-term engagement with Sámi musicians and music events, learning appropriate languages, and listening carefully to contemporary Sámi concerns. Hilder’s book is a must for those studying the Sámi. It is also insightful reading for those interested in the politics of indigeneity and music.
— Yearbook for Traditional Music