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The Resource Highlife Saturday Night : Popular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana

Highlife Saturday Night : Popular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana

Label
Highlife Saturday Night : Popular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana
Title
Highlife Saturday Night
Title remainder
Popular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana-when musicians took to the stage and dancers took to the floor-in this penetrating look at musical leisure during a time of social, political, and cultural change. Framing dance band ""highlife"" music as a central medium through which Ghanaians negotiated gendered and generational social relations, Nate Plageman shows how popular music was central to the rhythm of daily life in a West African nation. He traces the history of highlife in urban Ghana during much of the 20th century and documents a range of figures that
Member of
Cataloging source
MHW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plageman, Nathan
Dewey number
  • 306.48409667
  • 306.484209667
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3917.G43 .H53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
African Expressive Cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dance music
  • Highlife (Music)
  • Ghana
  • HISTORY / Africa / West
  • Dance music
  • Highlife (Music)
  • Social conditions
  • Ghana
Label
Highlife Saturday Night : Popular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the historical importance of urban Ghana's Saturday nights -- Popular music, political authority, and social possibilities in the southern Gold Coast, 1890-1940 -- The making of a middle class: urban social clubs and the evolution of highlife music, 1915-1940 -- The friction on the floor: negotiating nightlife in Accra, 1940-1960 -- "The highlife was born in Ghana": politics, culture, and the making of a national music, 1950-1965 -- "We were the ones who composed the songs": the promises and pitfalls of being a bandsman, 1945-1970
Control code
823387749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253007339
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823387749
Label
Highlife Saturday Night : Popular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the historical importance of urban Ghana's Saturday nights -- Popular music, political authority, and social possibilities in the southern Gold Coast, 1890-1940 -- The making of a middle class: urban social clubs and the evolution of highlife music, 1915-1940 -- The friction on the floor: negotiating nightlife in Accra, 1940-1960 -- "The highlife was born in Ghana": politics, culture, and the making of a national music, 1950-1965 -- "We were the ones who composed the songs": the promises and pitfalls of being a bandsman, 1945-1970
Control code
823387749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253007339
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823387749

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