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Global Tarantella: Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances

Incoronata Inserra


This book ventures into the history, global circulation, and recontextualization of tarantella, a genre of Southern Italian folk music and dance; in particular, it explores this phenomenon by observing local and national music and dance festivals and international dance performances and workshops, as well as by analyzing the contemporary production of new tarantella music text. Examining tarantella's changing image and role among Italians and Italian Americans, the book illuminates how factors like tourism, translation, and world music venues have shifted the ethics of place embedded in the ta ... More

Keywords: folk revival, tarantella, Southern Italy, world music, tourism, globalization, Southern Question, Italian American, gender, migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041297
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Incoronata Inserra, author
Virginia Commonwealth University