Can songs be distinguished by the form of consciousness that they reveal? What can songs tell us about continuity and change in human-environmental relations? Can the nearly three hundred year record of documenting Itelmen music contribute to understanding a unique song genre? This presentation describes various facets of the song tradition known in Kamchatka as the khodila. Khodilas are composed by individuals who typically express their immediate experience of their social and environmental surroundings. The practice, with its continuity in thematic content, suggests a view of human-environment relations distinct from the pragmatic, functional accounts of foraging and subsistence theories as well as from the spiritual depictions of “ontologically” framed depictions.
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