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Ottenberg, Simon

Overview
Works: 149 works in 317 publications in 2 languages and 5,824 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: GN645, 572.96
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Most widely held works by Simon Ottenberg
Cultures and societies of Africa by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
28 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a collection of some of the most important anthropological writings on Africa. It provides the background knowledge of traditional African cultures without which there can be no understanding of what is happening on the continent today
Masked rituals of Afikpo, the context of an African art by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
13 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leadership and authority in an African society; the Afikpo village-group by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
15 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Double descent in an African society; the Afikpo village-group by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
14 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boyhood rituals in an African society : an interpretation by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New traditions from Nigeria : seven artists of the Nsukka group by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this detailed study of seven selected artists of the Nsukka group, Simon Ottenberg explores the ways in which their diverse uses of uli have been informed by their relationships to Igbo culture, their experiences in the 1967-70 war, their literary interests, and their influences on one another
Seeing with music : the lives of 3 blind African musicians by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the course of his ongoing study of the aesthetic world of the Limba of Sierra Leone, anthropologist Simon Ottenberg met three men from Wara Wara Bafodea chiefdom who played an instrument called the kututeng, known elsewhere in Africa as the mbira and sometimes in the West as the thumb piano. Each of the three was blind, poor, unmarried, and childless in a society where children bring status and where musicianship is not a standard role for the blind. Each man's life experiences had influenced the way he performed Kututeng, a traditional but changing form of music." "In this book, Ottenberg approaches Limba Kututeng music through the lives of these three musicians - Sayo Kamara, Muctaru Mansaray, and Marehu Mansaray. He looks at their different styles of performance, the social settings in which they play, the meanings of their song texts, and the relationships between their musical form and other Limba arts." "Kututeng music is not an ancient tradition in Limba country, or in Sierra Leone in general, but dates to the early twentieth century. In recent years it has begun to change in response to the popularity of other musical forms in Sierra Leone. Ottenberg shows effectively how these three men have helped reformulate the nature of Kututeng in the capital town of the chiefdom, giving it a new vitality that is consistent with the aesthetic values of the Limba world."--BOOK JACKET
The Nsukka artists and Nigerian contemporary art by Nsukka Group and the State of Nigerian Contemporary Art ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Playful performers : African children's masquerades by Simon (EDT)/ Binkley, David Aaron (EDT) Ottenberg ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Playful Performers is a study of children's masquerades in Africa. The contributors describe specific cases of young children's masking in the areas of west, central, and southern Africa, which also happen to be the major areas of adult masquerading. The volume reveals the considerable creativity and ingenuity that children exhibit in preparing costumes, masks and musical instruments, and in playing music, dancing, singing, and acting. The book includes over 50 pages of black and white photographs, which illustrate and elaborate upon the authors' main points." "No other major work has covered this aspect of African children at this age level. The book offers a challenging perspective on young children, seeing them as active agents in their own culture rather than passive recipients of culture as taught by parents and other elders. It will be interesting reading for anthropologists, art historians, educators, and African studies specialists alike."--BOOK JACKET
Farmers and townspeople in a changing Nigeria : Abakaliki during colonial times (1905-1960) by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story is one of economic success in Abakaliki Division as a major source of food for Nigeria, and of continued importance of African enterprise throughout the colonial period, in a region of Nigeria which has sometimes incorrectly been considered isolated from, and peripheral to the Igbo nation and to Nigeria."--BOOK JACKET
African religious groups and beliefs : papers in honor of William R. Bascom by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Igbo art and culture, and other essays by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Igbo religion, social life, and other essays by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Igbo FF26 ( )
in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Igbo are located on both sides of the River Niger and occupy most of southeastern Nigeria. Igbo languages are part of the Kwa subgroup of the Niger-Congo language family. Igbo-speaking peoples can be divided into five geographically based subcultures: Northern Igbo, Southern Igbo, Western Igbo, Eastern Igbo, and Northeastern Igbo. This collection on the Igbo contains 37 documents and covers 900 A.D. to 1996
Anthropology and African aesthetics by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africa and the United States : images and realities, 8th National Conference: final report by National Conference on UNESCO ( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Olayinka : a woman's view : the life of an African modern artist by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The system of authority of the Afikpo Ibo of southeastern Nigeria by Simon Ottenberg ( )
4 editions published between 1957 and 1974 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colonialism and the individual : a Nigerian life history by Simon Ottenberg ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art of the Baga : a drama of cultural reinvention by Frederick Lamp ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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