CECI n'est pas EXECUTE Florence Nowak

Florence Nowak

PhD
Thesis defended in December, 2015
Field: Ethnology / Social Anthropology
Institutional affiliation(s): EHESS

Professional contact information
florence.nowak[at]gmail.com

Dissertation director: Catherine Servan-Schreiber
PhD program: EHESS - Social Anthropology and Ethnology
Initial registration: 2012

 

Florence Nowak became a CEIAS Postdoctoral Scholar in June 2016
[see her main page]

Regional Music Goes Digital: Challenges of the Garhwali Music Industry (North India)

 

My dissertation analyses the digital turn in the musical industry of Garhwal, a Himalayan region of North India. A significant local dialect production labelled “Garhwali music” or “Garhwali geet” has developed there since the 1950s, first in cassette form, then on CDs and DVDs; but a conjunction of factors has strongly upset this dynamic balance since the 2000s. The creation of the state of Uttarakhand in 2001 brought about the implementation of a regional cultural policy, while at the same time the generalization of digital music brought the economic model of the creative industry into question. Garhwali music thus found itself caught up in a double shift in scale: towards the local on the one hand, towards the global on the other. These opposing forces are linked to other transverse issues: common heritage and cultural product, targeted marketing and eclecticism of tastes, amateurism and professionalization in particular. The ethnographic approach makes it possible to track these contemporary dilemmas from the perspective of the regional music actors, while attempting to draw out the collective implications of their personal strategies. 

 

 

Funding

2014 | CEIAS conference grant

2013-14 | Research fellowship from the Martine Aublet foundation.

2013 | Fieldwork grant from the New Delhi Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities.

 

 

Last update: 22 January, 2016

EHESS
CNRS

flux rss  Actualités

“Conversion” Religions and Multi-Religious Entanglements in South Asia (8th to 19th c.): Contexts and Perspectives

Journée(s) d'étude - Jeudi 25 avril 2019 - 09:00Religious conversion and coexistence are concepts at the forefront of contemporary political debates in the subcontinent. Political actors are currently mostly busy wielding distinctions such as indigenous vs. foreign and playing a dangerous game o (...)(...)

Lire la suite

Rencontre littéraire autour d'Amit Chaudhuri

Rencontre - Vendredi 12 avril 2019 - 18:00CEIAS - BibliothèqueLe Diwan Wilsonprésente :« Rencontre littéraire autour d'Amit Chaudhuri »Discussion en anglais animée par Tirthankar Chanda Amit Chaudhuri, né à Calcutta en 1962, est romancier, poète, essayiste, critique littéraire. Né dans une famil (...)(...)

Lire la suite

Plus d'actualités

Centre d'Études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud
UMR8564 - CNRS / EHESS

54 boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris, France

Tél. : +33 (0)1 49 54 83 94

Communication :
nadia.guerguadj[at]ehess.fr

Direction :
dir.ceias[at]ehess.fr

 

La bibliothèque du CEIAS
Maison de l'Asie
22 avenue du Président Wilson 75016 Paris

Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 70 18 78

bibinde[at]ehess.fr

 

La collection Purushartha
54 boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris, France

purushartha[at]ehess.fr

 

Twitter : @ceias_fr
Facebook : @ceiassouthasia