"We're Just Bush Mob": Producing Aboriginal Music and Maleness in a central Australian Recording Studio

Ottosson, Ase (2007) "We're Just Bush Mob": Producing Aboriginal Music and Maleness in a central Australian Recording Studio. World of Music, 49 (1). pp. 49-63. ISSN 0043-8774

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Abstract

Over the last sixty years, country, rock and reggae music have become important everyday expressive forms among Aboriginal people in Central Australia. In this particular socio-musical scene, these forms of music have emerged as an almost exclusively male activity. The recording studio of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association in Alice Springs likewise continues to constitute a socio-musical space dominated by Aboriginal men from diverse backgrounds. This paper explores the ways in which the musicians and studio workers assert and negotiate a diverse range of ancestral and more recent local and global forms of accumulating male respect and status as they work with each other in the professional and technological regimes of this studio. In the process they reproduce as well as rework their distinctive and shared sense of worth as Aboriginal music makers and men.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 2012 ERAID: 35756 2010 journal FoR: 1904
Field of Research: 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190401 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performing Arts
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2011 01:43
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2011 01:43
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/282

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