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Journey of song : public life and morality in Cameroon

Author: Clare A Ignatowski
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Series: African expressive cultures.
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Explores ritual performance as an expression of competing social values.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ignatowski, Clare A.
Journey of song.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005022441
(OCoLC)61278450
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clare A Ignatowski
ISBN: 0253111595 9780253111593 9780253346469 0253346460 9780253217943 0253217946
OCLC Number: 74490235
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 223 pages, [20] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction --
Maïtené's modern life : song as negotiation of public morality --
"Better than family, better than girls" : the Tupuri Gurna Society --
Defying the modern : play of identities in Gurna dance exhortation ([b, hooked][o]'ge f[o]g[e]) --
"Telephone of the dance" : circulation of Gurna song discourse --
"Rise up, gather like storm clouds" : poetics of Gurna song (si[ng] gurna) --
"I become your boy" : power, legitimacy and magic in song composition --
Staging conflict through insult : competing systems of justice --
Multipartyism and nostalgia for the unified past : discourses of democracy in Gurna politics --
Conclusion.
Series Title: African expressive cultures.
Responsibility: Clare A. Ignatowski.
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During the long dry season, Tupuri men and women in northern Cameroon gather in gurna camps outside their villages to learn the songs that will be performed at widely attended celebrations to honour  Read more...

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