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The Resource Affecting performance : meaning, movement, and experience in Okiek women's initiation, Corinne A. Kratz

Affecting performance : meaning, movement, and experience in Okiek women's initiation, Corinne A. Kratz

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Affecting performance : meaning, movement, and experience in Okiek women's initiation
Title
Affecting performance
Title remainder
meaning, movement, and experience in Okiek women's initiation
Statement of responsibility
Corinne A. Kratz
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Combining symbolic interpretation, discourse analysis, semiotics, history, political economy, and gender studies, Corinne A. Kratz examines the power of ritual to produce social transformation and explores how children are made into adults through initiation rites. Taking girls' passage into womanhood as her topic, Kratz considers dramatic structure, costume, song, ritual space, and the discourse, rhetoric, and poetics of ceremonial performance
  • Based on nearly twenty years of research among the Okiek of Kenya, Affecting Performance demonstrates how representations of the central themes of initiation - gender relations and cultural identity - probe the tensions and contradictions that characterize relations between men and women, young and old, and the Okiek and their neighbors. Numerous interviews with Okiek women and men of several generations enable Kratz to situate Okiek ceremonies historically. She provides a rich description of changes in Okiek life and ceremonies from 1900 to 1990. Kratz's sensitive and detailed analysis of ritual language and ritual action provides an important synthesis and critical perspective for understanding ceremonial structure and performance and for interpreting the efficacy of ritual performances both from actors' and observers' viewpoints
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1953-
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Kratz, Corinne Ann
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Smithsonian series in ethnographic inquiry
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  • Women, Okiek
  • Initiation rites
  • Puberty rites
  • Language and culture
  • Women, Dorobo
  • Mau Escarpment (Kenya)
Label
Affecting performance : meaning, movement, and experience in Okiek women's initiation, Corinne A. Kratz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-465) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Linguistic Setting and Orthography -- pt. 1. The Challenge of Ritual Efficacy -- 1. Introduction. 2. Meaning, Movement, and Experience: Efficacy and Performance -- pt. 2. Ethnographic and Historical Background. 3. Poor Forest Demons/Gracious Hunters of Game and Honey. 4. Kepa Tuumto: The Journey to Adulthood -- pt. 3. Ritual Efficacy through Performance. 5. What Goes without Saying: Coordination, Concentration, and Progressions through Nonverbal Means. 6. Prayer, Persuasion, Peace, and Prestation: Initiation through Speech. 7. The Musical Molding of Initiation
Control code
26853545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 469 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781560982340
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1570186
Label
Affecting performance : meaning, movement, and experience in Okiek women's initiation, Corinne A. Kratz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-465) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Linguistic Setting and Orthography -- pt. 1. The Challenge of Ritual Efficacy -- 1. Introduction. 2. Meaning, Movement, and Experience: Efficacy and Performance -- pt. 2. Ethnographic and Historical Background. 3. Poor Forest Demons/Gracious Hunters of Game and Honey. 4. Kepa Tuumto: The Journey to Adulthood -- pt. 3. Ritual Efficacy through Performance. 5. What Goes without Saying: Coordination, Concentration, and Progressions through Nonverbal Means. 6. Prayer, Persuasion, Peace, and Prestation: Initiation through Speech. 7. The Musical Molding of Initiation
Control code
26853545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 469 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781560982340
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1570186

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