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Louise Meintjes, Professor of Music and Cultural Anthropology

Louise Meintjes
Office Location:  072 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3339
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Typical Courses Taught:

  • Culanth 180, Current issues (topics) Synopsis
  • Music 136, World music Synopsis
  • Music 120, Adv special topics in music Synopsis
  • Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin 1997
  • M.Mus. University of Texas, Austin 1988
  • B.Mus. University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) 1982

Popular Culture

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Meintjes, L. Sound of Africa!: Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio. Duke University Press, January, 2003.
  2. Porcello, T; Meintjes, L; Ochoa, AM; Samuels, DW. "The reorganization of the sensory world." Annual Review of Anthropology  vol. 39 no. 1 (October, 2010): 51-66. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Samuels, DW; Meintjes, L; Ochoa, AM; Porcello, T. "Soundscapes: Toward a sounded anthropology." Annual Review of Anthropology  vol. 39 no. 1 (October, 2010): 329-345. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Meintjes, L. "Shoot the Sergeant, Shatter the Mountain: The production of masculinity in Zulu Ngoma Song and Dance in post Apartheid South Africa." Ethnomusicology Forum  vol. 13 no. 2 ( 2004): 173-201. (Also appears as ”Maten al soldado: música y negociación de conflicto en Sudáfrica” translated by Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier in Revista Transcultural de Música/Transcultural Music Review 10 (2006).)

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