Performativity and Social Space: A Study of Three Yamada-ryū Koto Musicians in The Northeast of The U.S.

Ariel, Daniel.


  • Abstract: This thesis is an ethnographic project that aims to present the nuanced experiences of three women trained in the Yamada-ryū tradition for the Japanese koto, a thirteen-stringed zither. Predicated upon theories of performativity, cultural identity, and the construction of social space within a postmodern scheme, this project depicts these performers as women who have shaped the tradition... read more
This object is in collection Creator department Genre Permanent URL
Component ID:
To Cite:
DCA Citation Guide    EndNote