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Gesture and power : religion, nationalism, and everyday performance in Congo

Author: Yolanda Covington-Ward
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015.
Series: Religious cultures of African and African diaspora people.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Gesture and Power Yolanda Covington-Ward examines the everyday embodied practices and performances of the BisiKongo people of the lower Congo to show how their gestures, dances, and spirituality  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Covington-Ward, Yolanda, 1979-
Gesture and power.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015020742
(OCoLC)903284710
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yolanda Covington-Ward
ISBN: 9780822374848 0822374846
OCLC Number: 933264776
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm).
Contents: Neither native nor stranger : places, encounters, prophecies --
"A war between soldiers and prophets" : embodied resistance in colonial Belgian Congo, 1921 --
Threatening gestures, immoral bodies : Kingunza after Kimbangu --
Dancing with the invisible : everyday performances under Mobutu Sese Seko --
Dancing disorder in Mobutu's Zaire : animation politique and gendered nationalisms --
Bundu dia Kongo and embodied revolutions : performing Kongo pride --
Transforming modern society.
Series Title: Religious cultures of African and African diaspora people.
Responsibility: Yolanda Covington-Ward.

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