The Ethics of Style

Timothy Rommen

in “Mek Some Noise”

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780520250673
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940543 | DOI:
The Ethics of Style

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This chapter proposes an analytical model to provide both theoretical grounding and methodological justification for its use within Full Gospel Trinidad. It outlines the theoretical basis for and the practical applicability of an analytical paradigm referred to as the ethics of style. It suggests that the ethics of style, when coupled with and balanced by a careful application of several archetypes of Caribbeanness, provides a powerful approach to thinking about music in this Trinidadian context that clears space for analysis which takes seriously the importance of the divine in the lives of those searching for communion with one another.

Keywords: analytical model; Full Gospel Trinidad; ethics of style; Caribbeanness; analytical paradigm

Chapter.  7536 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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