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Original scientific paper

https://doi.org/10.15176/vol58no204

Creating Atmospheric Coherence through Commemorative Rituals, Singing Partisan Songs, and Rehearsed Affect

Mojca Kovačič orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-2496-6881 ; ZRC SAZU Institute of Ethnomusicology, Ljubljana


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Abstract

This article presents aspects of affective atmospheres in the context of commemorating the events of the Second World War in post-socialist Slovenia. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of partisan songs in establishing relations between the past and the present, discussed with specific reference to commemorative events and the experiences of singers in a rural choir. Individual narratives revealed the internal dynamics of each singer’s experience while singing partisan songs, as well as the role that collective memory, the past, history, politics, and personal narratives play in that experience. The singers’ experiences also provide the basis for questioning the concepts of coherence within the theory of affective atmospheres.

Keywords

commemoration, rituality, affective atmospheres, rehearsed affect, partisan songs

Hrčak ID:

267009

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/267009

Publication date:

14.12.2021.

Article data in other languages: croatian

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