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dc.contributor.authorCarter, Bethan J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-16T00:42:56Z
dc.date.available2021-12-16T00:42:56Z
dc.date.issued2021-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/12602
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2021en_US
dc.description.abstractUtilizing Peircean semiotics and Dell Hymes' Ethnography of Communication, this research analyzes the dance style known as Roman havasi or, Turkish Roman dance. Elements and influences under consideration include costuming, dance vocabulary, musical instruments and traditions, gender-based stylistic differences, spheres of performance, audience member and participant demographics, and notions of authenticity in embodiment and presentation. An abridged history of the Roman is also presented, including public policies that influence the rights and lifestyle of Turkish Roman, as such factors have influenced their sense of social belonging as well as their dance and musical expressions. Romani people have experienced marginalization wherever they have immigrated, and scholarship regarding them has not always been beneficial. This thesis aims to increase the visibility, recognition, and appreciation of their culture. Research data was collected via participant observation as a Turkish Roman dance student and performer in Anchorage, Alaska, and from structured interviews with instructors and performers. Video footage was also gathered for analysis and was obtained by the author or via public domain websites. This thesis is accompanied by a collection of video clips featuring various elements of Turkish Roman dance referenced herein, and is available as supplemental material.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsPreface: Notes for non-Anthropologists -- Why Dance Research? -- A Note on Cultural Appropriation -- A Note on Reification -- Chapter 1. Introduction to Turkish Roman Dance and Its Relevance, Research Scope, and Methods -- Chapter 2. A Brief Overview of Romani History: The Formation of a Nation without Territory -- Chapter 3. The Historical Roots of Turkish Roman Identity -- Chapter 4. The Visual Language of Turkish Roman Dance: Its Elements, Themes, and Meanings -- Chapter 5. Closing Remarks -- Works cited -- Appendices.en_US
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dc.subjectFolk dancingen_US
dc.subjectTurkish folk danceen_US
dc.subjectRomani folk danceen_US
dc.subjectRomaniesen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subject.otherMaster of Arts in Anthropologyen_US
dc.titleThe visual language of Turkish roman danceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Anthropologyen_US
dc.contributor.chairShoaps, Robin
dc.contributor.committeePlattet, Patrick
dc.contributor.committeeYamin-Pasternak, Sveta
refterms.dateFOA2021-12-16T00:42:57Z


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