Readings in African Popular Culture

ISBN-10: 0253211409
ISBN-13: 9780253211408
Edition: 1997
Authors: Karin Barber
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 9/22/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Karin Barber is Professor of African Cultural Anthropology at the University of Birmingham. She is author of The Generation of Plays (IUP, 2000), which won the Herskovits Award, and editor of Readings in African Popular Culture (IUP, 1997).

Notes on Contributors
Introduction
The World in Creolization
Popular Culture in Africa: Findings and Conjectures
Eloquent Knowledge: Lesotho Migrants' Songs and the Anthropology of Experience
Mande Oral Popular Culture Revisited by the Electronic Media
'Our Tradition is a very Modern Tradition': Popular Music and the Construction of Pan-Yoruba Identity
Plantation Protest: The History of a Mozambican Song
The Chimurenga Songs of the Zimbabwean War of Liberation
South African Theatre: Ideology and Rebellion
Popular Writing in Ghana: A Sociology and Rhetoric
Popular Reactions to the Petro-Naira
Painting in Zaire: From the Invention of the West to the Representation of Social Self
Whose Music? The Songs of Remmy Ongala and the Orchestra Super Matimila
Women and Modern African Popular Fiction
Either One or the Other: Images of Women in Nigerian Television
Women in Cultural Work: The Fate of the Kamiriithu People's Theatre in Kenya
Kanga: Popular Cloths with Messages
Politics and Urban Folklore in Nigeria
The World of the Yoruba Taxi Driver: An Interpretative Approach to Vehicle Slogans
The 'Thing' and its Doubles in Cameroonian Cartoons
Sophiatown: The View from Afar
Africa Civilized, Africa Uncivilized: Local Culture, World System and South African Music
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