Infectious Rhythm: Metaphors of Contagion and the Spread of African Culture (Hardback)Barbara Browning (author)
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The essays in this book examine both the vital and violent ways in which recent associations have been made between the AIDS pandemic and African diasporic cultural practices, including religious worship, music, dance, sculpture, painting, orature, literature and film. While pointing to the lengthy and complex history of the metaphor of African contagion, Browning argues that in its politicized, life-affirming embodiment, the figure might actually teach us to respond to epidemia humanely.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
"Browning is a clear writer and a creative thinker who eschews postmodern jargon to a large degree, even while elaborarting on concepts at the movement's core.."
-Journal of Cultural Geography, Steven C. Dinero, Philadelphia College
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