Performing the Nation: Swahili Music and Cultural Politics in Tanzania - Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology (Hardback)Kelly Askew (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 738 g
Dimensions: 235 x 161 x 29 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.
--Thomas Burgess "International Journal of African Historical Studies ""
"Askew has given us a richly detailed and engaging study of cultural politics in Tanzania during its transition from socialism to multipartyism. . . . A thought-provoking study of how culture in a postcolonial state is produced, contested, and appropriated. Askew is at her best when she analyzes the multilayered and often contradictory policies of a bureaucracy seeking simultaneously to promote both socialist values and African cultural authenticity."
--Thomas Burgess "International Journal of African Historical Studies "
"One of the best ethnomusicological monographs to emerge in recent years. From the very design of the study to the smallest articulated detail, it stands as a testament to the power of expressive culture as an object of anthropological inquiry. . . . Performing the Nation is not only a fine work of ethnomusicology but a weighty contribution to the ethnographic study of the nation-state."--Andrew Eisebnberg "Current Musicology "
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