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The Resource Performing Africa, Paulla A. Ebron

Performing Africa, Paulla A. Ebron

Label
Performing Africa
Title
Performing Africa
Statement of responsibility
Paulla A. Ebron
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The jali--a member of a hereditary group of Mandinka professional performers--is a charismatic but contradictory figure. He is at once the repository of his people's history, the voice of contemporary political authority, the inspiration for African American dreams of an African homeland, and the chief entertainment for the burgeoning transnational tourist industry. Numerous journalists, scholars, politicians, and culture aficionados have tried to pin him down. This book shows how the jali's talents at performance make him a genius at representation--the ideal figure to tell us about the "Africa" that the world imagines, which is always a thing of illusion, magic, and contradiction
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ebron, Paulla A.
Dewey number
781.62/96345
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
ML3760
LC item number
.E27 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Griots
  • Mandingo (African people)
  • Music
  • Gambia
  • Folklore
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Folklore
  • Griots
  • Mandingo (African people)
  • Mandingo (African people)
  • Manners and customs
  • Music
  • Gambia
  • Etnomusicologie
  • Beïnvloeding
Label
Performing Africa, Paulla A. Ebron
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where and when I enter -- Performing Africa -- pt. 1 Representations/performances. -- Music: Europe and Africa -- Performances -- pt. 2 Professional dreams. -- Curators of tradition -- Personalistic economy -- Interview encounters: the performance of profession -- pt. 3 Culture as commodity. -- Travel stories -- Tourists as pilgrims
Control code
436084424
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 244 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400825219
Lccn
2001055408
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttv5ft
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436084424
Label
Performing Africa, Paulla A. Ebron
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where and when I enter -- Performing Africa -- pt. 1 Representations/performances. -- Music: Europe and Africa -- Performances -- pt. 2 Professional dreams. -- Curators of tradition -- Personalistic economy -- Interview encounters: the performance of profession -- pt. 3 Culture as commodity. -- Travel stories -- Tourists as pilgrims
Control code
436084424
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 244 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400825219
Lccn
2001055408
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttv5ft
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436084424

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