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Kokoris, Argyrios
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2019-04-16T14:16:49Z
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2019-04-17T00:00:19Z
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2019-04-16
dc.identifier.uri
https://repository.ihu.edu.gr//xmlui/handle/11544/29365
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Popular music
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Greek press
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dc.subject
Nation building
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Folklore studies
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dc.title
Popular Music in the Greek Press of Thessaloniki, 1912-1922
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masterThesis
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Although my initial degree is in Law, my research interest, as a graduate musician and singer of Greek popular music focuses especially on the latter’s presence in the Greek press of Thessaloniki during the decade 1912-1922. In particular, I am interested in the ways in which this musical culture was accommodated in the broader discourse over national identity in the “Nees Chores”, i.e. the lands that were newly incorporated into the Greek state during this specific period. This topic is of importance, as it highlights the interrelations between cultural history, nation-building, and the forging of the modern Greek identity. I was intrigued to combine my theoretical and practical knowledge of Greek music with my historical interests, into a subject that would bring together music, ethnomusicology and cultural and political history.
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Ethnomusicology and cultural history
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heal.language
en
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free
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
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School of Humanities, MA in Black Sea & Eastern Mediterranean Studies
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heal.publicationDate
2019-02-15
heal.abstract
This thesis was written as part of the MA in Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the International Hellenic University. The main topic is popular music in the Greek press of Thessaloniki during the decade 1912-1922. Initially, it is examined, how in the process of nation-building nationalistic agendas took shape in the field of culture – music, art, dance –, and the media – literature, press. The forging of national identity in Greece, was intimately connected with the need to assert cultural continuity between ancient, Byzantine and modern Greece; this connection was traced in the “pure” rural musical idioms of the Greek countryside. Literacy assisted in this direction, with Folklore studies on the one side, and the Greek press – which forms the topic of this thesis – on the other. The newly incorporated lands after the Balkan Wars and World War I (“Nees Chores” of Northern Greece) including the city of Thessaloniki, posed a challenge towards this direction of utilizing rural musical idioms for national consolidation. This thesis looks into the Greek press of Thessaloniki in the period 1912-1922, and in particular the newspapers Makedonia, To Fos and Tachydromos Voreiou Ellados. Emphasis was given on articles that contain references to local feasts, celebrations, folk happenings and social gatherings, even songs themselves with lyrics. The main results reveal interesting connections between music and the press, and also demonstrate the interesting ways in which Greek popular music was (re)presented through the Greek press, in order to appeal to the majority of urban readers.
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heal.advisorName
Kallimopoulou, Eleni
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heal.committeeMemberName
Sideri, Eleni
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DImitriadis, Sotirios
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IHU
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ihu
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heal.numberOfPages
79
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heal.spatialCoverage
Northern Greece
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heal.temporalCoverage
1912-1922
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