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The Resource Unmasking class, gender, and sexuality in Nicaraguan festival, Katherine Borland

Unmasking class, gender, and sexuality in Nicaraguan festival, Katherine Borland

Label
Unmasking class, gender, and sexuality in Nicaraguan festival
Title
Unmasking class, gender, and sexuality in Nicaraguan festival
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Borland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Masaya, a provincial capital of Nicaragua, cultivates an aggressively traditional identity that contrasts with Managua's urban modernity. In 2001 the city was officially designated Capital of Nicaraguan Folklore, yet residents have engaged in a vibrant folk revival since at least the 1960s. This book documents the creative innovations of Masaya's performing artists. The first extended study in English of Nicaraguan festival arts, Unmasking Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Nicaraguan Festival is an ethnographically and historically grounded inquiry into three festival enactments during the Somoza, Sandinista, and Neoliberal periods: the carnivalesque torovenado masquerades, the transvestite Negras marimba dances, and the wagon pilgrimage to Popoyuapa. Through a series of interlinked essays, Katherine Borland shows that these enactments constitute a people's theater, articulating a range of perspectives on the homegrown and the global; on class, race, and ethnicity; on gender and sexuality; and on religious sensibilities. Borland's book is a case study of how the oppositional power of popular culture resides in the process of cultural negotiation itself as communities deploy cherished traditions to assert their difference from the nation and the world. It addresses both the gendered dimensions of a particular festival masquerade and the ways in which sexuality is managed in traditional festival transvestism. It demonstrates how performativity and theatricality interact to negotiate certain crucial realities in a festival complex. By showing how one locale negotiates, incorporates, and resists globally circulating ideas, identities, and material objects, it makes a major contribution to studies of ritual and festival in Latin America."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borland, Katherine
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GT4020.M37
  • GT4820.M37
LC item number
  • B675 2006
  • B67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folk festivals
  • Fasts and feasts
  • Folklore
  • Festivals
  • Masquerades
  • Masaya (Nicaragua)
  • Nicaragua
Label
Unmasking class, gender, and sexuality in Nicaraguan festival, Katherine Borland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliograhical references (pages [209]-218) 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
Living festival -- The capital of Nicaraguan folklore : the Saint Jerome festival through time -- When a little tradition modernizes : Torovenado Masquerades of Masaya -- Spooks, nostalgia, and festival innovation : the Ahuizotes of Monimbó -- Constructing hierarchies in folk dance : the negras reign supreme -- Masking and unmasking sexuality in the dance : four negras rehearsals -- The neoliberal religious turn : Monimbó's wagon pilgrimage to Popoyuapa -- Conclusion
Control code
65220862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780816525119
Lccn
2005028395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Unmasking class, gender, and sexuality in Nicaraguan festival, Katherine Borland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliograhical references (pages [209]-218) 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
Living festival -- The capital of Nicaraguan folklore : the Saint Jerome festival through time -- When a little tradition modernizes : Torovenado Masquerades of Masaya -- Spooks, nostalgia, and festival innovation : the Ahuizotes of Monimbó -- Constructing hierarchies in folk dance : the negras reign supreme -- Masking and unmasking sexuality in the dance : four negras rehearsals -- The neoliberal religious turn : Monimbó's wagon pilgrimage to Popoyuapa -- Conclusion
Control code
65220862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780816525119
Lccn
2005028395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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