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Masking and power : carnival and popular culture in the Caribbean

Author: Gerard Aching
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2002.
Series: Cultural studies of the Americas, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on masking as a socially significant practice in Caribbean cultures, Gerard Aching's analysis articulates masking, mimicry, and misrecognition as a means of describing and interrogating strategies of visibility and invisibility in Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, and beyond.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aching, Gerard.
Masking and power.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002005312
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Aching
ISBN: 9780816694075 0816694079 9780816640171 0816640173 9780816640188 0816640181
OCLC Number: 560187318
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 180 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Masking, Misrecognition, Mimicry; PART I: Undisguised Masking; ONE: Dispossession, Nonpossession, and Self-Possession: Postindependence Masking in Lovelace's The Dragon Can't Dance; TWO: The New Visibilities: Middle-Class Cosmopolitanism in the Street; PART II: Masking through Language; THREE: Specularity and the Language of Corpulence: Estrella's Body in Cabrera Infante's Tres tristes tigres; FOUR: Turning a Blind Eye in the Name of the Law: Cultural Alienation in Chamoiseau's Solibo Magnifique; Notes; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J.
Series Title: Cultural studies of the Americas, v. 8.
Responsibility: Gerard Aching.

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Focusing on masking as a socially significant practice in Caribbean cultures, Gerard Aching's analysis articulates masking, mimicry, and misrecognition as a means of describing and interrogating strategies of visibility and invisibility in Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, and beyond.

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