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The Resource Performing trauma in Central Africa : shadows of empire, Laura Edmondson

Performing trauma in Central Africa : shadows of empire, Laura Edmondson

Label
Performing trauma in Central Africa : shadows of empire
Title
Performing trauma in Central Africa
Title remainder
shadows of empire
Statement of responsibility
Laura Edmondson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What are the stakes of performance in a time of war? How is artistic expression prone to manipulation by the state and international humanitarian organizations? From the standpoint of empire, Laura Edmondson explores cultural production that responds to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the twenty-year civil war in northern Uganda, and regional conflict in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She examines memorial ceremonies, plays, indigenous performance, NGO media campaigns, and contemporary dance to reveal how artists and cultural workers challenge state and humanitarian narratives in the shadow of empire and how empire, in turn, infiltrates creative capacities. Carefully contextualizing these narratives within the charged political terrain of the Great Lakes Region, Edmondson deepens our understanding of the role of creative expression and cultural agency in conflict and postconflict zones
Member of
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edmondson, Laura
Dewey number
306.4840967
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2041.W37
LC item number
E36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
African expressive cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War and theater
  • Performing arts
  • Atrocities
  • Performing arts
  • War and theater
  • Africa
  • Bürgerkrieg
  • Psychisches Trauma
  • Seengebiet
  • Theater
  • Zentralafrika
Label
Performing trauma in Central Africa : shadows of empire, Laura Edmondson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Competitive memory in the Great Lakes: touring genocide -- Marketing trauma and the theatre of war in northern Uganda -- Trauma, Inc. in postgenocide Rwanda -- Repetition, rupture, and ruined: narratives from the Congo -- Gifted by trauma: the branding of postconflict northern Uganda -- Confessions of a failed theatre activist -- Afterword: Faustin Linyekula and the labors of hope
Control code
1007035762
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 348 pages
Isbn
9780253032454
Lccn
2017050084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1007035762
Label
Performing trauma in Central Africa : shadows of empire, Laura Edmondson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Competitive memory in the Great Lakes: touring genocide -- Marketing trauma and the theatre of war in northern Uganda -- Trauma, Inc. in postgenocide Rwanda -- Repetition, rupture, and ruined: narratives from the Congo -- Gifted by trauma: the branding of postconflict northern Uganda -- Confessions of a failed theatre activist -- Afterword: Faustin Linyekula and the labors of hope
Control code
1007035762
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 348 pages
Isbn
9780253032454
Lccn
2017050084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1007035762

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