The politics of cultural performance / edited by David Parkin, Lionel Caplan and Humphrey Fisher.
By: Parkin, David John
Contributor(s): Caplan, Lionel | Fisher, Humphrey J | Cohen, AbnerLanguage: English Publisher: Providence, Oxford : Berghahn Books, 1996.Description: xl, 294p. : map ; 22cm.ISBN: 1571819258
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"A tribute to Abner Cohen" (Pref.).
Includes bibl. references. Select bibl. of works by Abner Cohen: p.xi-xiii.
Contents: Introduction: the power of the bizarre / D. Parkin; Cultural performance, authenticity and second nature / F.G. Bailey; Political ritual and the public sphere in contemporary West Africa / Sandra T. Barnes; Beyond cultural performance: women, culture and the state in contemporary Nigerian politics / I. Amadiume; The Bantu Botatwe: changing political definitions in southern Zambia / E. Colson; The fusion of identities: political passion and the poetics of public performance among British Pakistanis / P. Werbner; Commensality as cultural performance: the struggle for leadership in an Igbo village / O.A.C. Anigbo; Migrating cultural performances: the Urhibo among the Ikale-Yoruba, Nigeria / O. Otite; On avoidance / P.H. Gulliver; Fighting with operas: processionals, politics and the spectre of violence in rural Hong Kong / James L. Watson; Cultural performance and the reproduction of the Anaguta symbolic universe / Adrian Collett; Dance and the cosmology of confidence / Paul Spencer; Possession and dispossession: changing symbolic structures and meanings in contemporary Nigeria / R. Pittin; Cultural performance and economic-political goals: an ethnographic study of blacksmiths in Kano (northern Nigeria) / P.J. Jaggar; Pilgrims and genies: Islam in West Africa, c. 1500 / H.J. Fisher; A cultural given and a hidden influence: Koranic teachers in Kano / J.A. McIntyre.