ISSN: 17526299
First published in 2008
3 issues per volume
Volume 11 Issue 1
Cover Date: February 2018
Lithuanian folk ensembles as bonding social capital: Perspectives on participatory music-making in Vilnius
purchase PDF
Authors:  Sarah J. Bartolome 
DOI: 10.1386/ijcm.11.1.109_1

social capital,folk ensemble,Lithuanian music,folk music,participatory music making,community music

The purpose of this study was to examine the culture of four Lithuanian folk ensembles with particular attention to the perceived values and benefits for participants and the perceived functions of the ensembles in local and national communities. Based on five months of ethnographic fieldwork in Vilnius, findings suggest a wide range of benefits associated with participation that vary across generations. Folk ensembles emerged as critical to the preservation and dissemination of a living body of folk culture and also serve to cultivate a sense of Lithuanian identity among members. Findings are examined using a social capital framework and the notion of Lithuanian folk ensemble as generators of flexible bonding social capital is forwarded.
Your tags: Please login or register if you don't have a user account.
Latest news
18th January 2019
Journal of Screenwriting 9.3 is now available
Read more Read more
16th January 2019
Film International 16.4 is now available
Read more Read more
15th January 2019
Call for submissions for special issue of Northern Lights: ‘Europe at the crossroads: Cinematic takes’.
Read more Read more