Note: Kinship in Sri Lanka: children have to learn different networks and different relationships from both sides of the family tree. Why ask these questions? We have to start with the music. It looks like all music is a statement about social network that is connected to security and survival - the actual continuity of the culture. Relations between men and women/structural and social, importance of mothers versus fathers. Lomax: Emotional map of life must be embedded in formal structures. Conrad Arensberg: No. Emotional map is located in the symbolism. What Frances Hughes called an essential relationship. China there are symbols of father son relationship. Filial piety is a theme of the culture. In India, the mother child relationship. In Europe and the USA the man and wife, the love relationship is important. In Africa, the brother kings that kill contemporaries. The Chinese system does build in father-son relationships. The American experience prepares one for a small family and so on.
About the session: Conrad Arensberg and Alan Lomax discuss varied ethnomusicology and performance style and culture topics. Some conversations include Victor Grauer.
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