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Title:Readings in African Popular Culture
Editor:Barber, KarinISNI
City of publisher:Bloomington, IN
Publisher:Indiana University Press
ISBN:025333294X; 0253211409; 085255236X; 9780852552360
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:African culture
oral literature
Abstract:The papers in this volume are about popular cultural productivity in Africa. Some of the papers were written especially for the volume; some represent already published but recent work; others are 'classics'. Contents: Introduction (Karin Barber) - The world in Creolization (Ulf Hannerz) - Popular culture in Africa (Johannes Fabian) - Eloquent knowledge: Lesotho migrants' songs & the anthropology of experience (David Coplan) - Mande oral popular culture revisited by the electronic media (Mamadou Diawara) - 'Our tradition is a very modern tradition': popular music & the construction of pan-Yoruba identity (C.A. Waterman) - Plantation protest: the history of a Mozambican song (Leroy Vail & Landeg White) - The Chimurenga songs of the Zimbabwean war of liberation (Alec J.C. Pongweni) - South African theatre (Andrew Horn) - Popular writing in Ghana (Richard Priebe) - Popular reactions to the petro-naira (Karin Barber) - Painting in Zaire (Bogumil Jewsiewicki) - Whose music? The songs of Remmy Ongala & Orchestra Super Matimila (Werner Graebner) - Women & modern African popular fiction (Jane Bryce) - Either one or the other: images of women in Nigerian television (Bisi Adel?y?-Fay?mi) - Women in cultural work: the fate of the Kamiriithu people's theatre in Kenya (Ngugi wa Thiong'o) - Kanga: popular cloths with messages (Elisabeth Linnebuhr) - Politics & urban folklore in Nigeria (Ropo Sekoni) - The world of the Yoruba taxi driver (Olatunde Bayo Lawuyi) - The 'thing' & its doubles in Cameroonian cartoons (Achille Mbembe) - Sophiatown (Ulf Hannerz) - Africa civilized, Africa uncivilized: local culture, world system & South African music (Veit Erlmann).