Sound Recordings and Dignity Takings: Reflections on the Racialization of Migrants in Contemporary Italy

Sound Recordings and Dignity Takings: Reflections on the Racialization of Migrants in Contemporary Italy

In this Article, I will rely on my encounter with Badara Seck, a wellknown vocalist from Senegal who has been active in Italy for about two decades. My interview with this expert in cross cultural collaboration provided interesting insights into the ways in which musicology and discourses around music can involve both dignity takings and dignity restoration. I will propose strategies to address dignity takings and dignity restoration in the practice of ethnographic fieldwork. In addition, I will extend the concepts of dignity takings and dignity restoration to the case study of sound archives.

Gianpaolo Chiriac√≤ (2018), “Sound Recordings and Dignity Takings: Reflections on the Racialization of Migrants in Contemporary Italy”, in Contemporary Italy, 92 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 991 (2018). Available at: https://scholarship.kentlaw.iit.edu/cklawreview/vol92/iss3/14

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