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Fado's City



“Fado's City” examines the poetics and affective place-making politics surrounding practices of performance and reception of the musical and poetic genre of fado in Lisbon, Portugal. Drawing on literature in the anthropology of the senses, affect theory, interdisciplinary work on genre, and scholarship in the anthropology of sound and aesthetics, this article argues for the labor of musical genre in organizing, recontextualizing, and mobilizing place-based affects and modes of sociality.