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Gender, Performance & Identity: Understanding Swahili Cultural Realities Through Songs
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Africa World Pr
Publication date April 1, 2003
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780865439740
ISBN-10 0865439745
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book analyzes the intersection between gender and identity within popular performance of the Swahili people of Mombasa. Juxtaposing cultural norms with everyday practices, Ntarangwi explores how gender and identity are practiced, constructed, mobilized, and contested through popular musical expressions known as taarab.

By carefully examining the revelation and reconstitution of masculinities and femininities within these expressions, Ntarangwi raises questions of critical importance to the study of gender and identity and convincingly argues that while gender may be an important means of forming social identities, it can also be used to analyze various social-cultural realities and practices of a people. It can also reshape conceptual categories and intellectual theories of everyday experiences.

Weaving a creative tapestry of contemporary life in an African urban community, this book brings together theoretical trends in anthropology, ethnomusicology, performance studies, and gender studies.

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Hardcover
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from Africa World Pr (July 1, 2003)
9780865439733 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $99.95
About: This book analyzes the intersection between gender and identity within popular performance of the Swahili people of Mombasa.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780865439740
 
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from Africa World Pr (April 1, 2003); titled "Gender, Performance & Identity: Understanding Swahili Cultural Realities Through Songs"
9780865439740 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $29.95
About: This book analyzes the intersection between gender and identity within popular performance of the Swahili people of Mombasa.

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