Breaking Rocks: Music, Ideology and Economic Collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa - Dislocations 19 (Hardback)Joe Trapido (author)
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 28/02/2017
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Based on fieldwork in Kinshasa and Paris, Breaking Rocks examines patronage payments within Congolese popular music, where a love song dedication can cost 6,000 dollars and a simple name check can trade for 500 or 600 dollars. Tracing this system of prestige through networks of musicians and patrons - who include gangsters based in Europe, kleptocratic politicians in Congo, and lawless diamond dealers in northern Angola - this book offers insights into ideologies of power and value in central Africa's troubled post-colonial political economy, as well as a glimpse into the economic flows that make up the hidden side of the globalization.
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
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