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Same and other : negotiating African identity in cultural production

Author: Maria Eriksson Baaz; Mai Palmberg
Publisher: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; [London : Global, distributor], 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The idea of African Otherness has occupied a central role in discourses on cultural production in Africa, whether film, literature, music or the arts.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Eriksson Baaz; Mai Palmberg
ISBN: 917106477X 9789171064776
OCLC Number: 48025721
Description: 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : African identity and the postcolonial / Maria Eriksson Baaz --
Black Atlantics / Stefan Helgesson --
Musical otherness and the Bhundu boys : the construction of the 'West' and the 'rest' in the discourse of 'world music' / Johannes Brusila --
Tourism industry and local music culture in contemporary Zanzibar / Annemette Kirkegaard --
In search of psychological worlds : on Yvonne Vera's and Chenjerai Hove's portrayal of women / Carita Backström --
Africa's modern cinematic griots : oral tradition and West African cinema / Eva Jørholt --
Sankofa and modern authenticity in Ghanaian film and television / Anne Mette Jørgensen --
"The shame of money" : criticism of modernity in Swahili popular drama / Siri Lange --
'Imagined families' in South African women's autobiographies / Maria Olaussen --
Questioning 'authenticity' : the case of contemporary Zimbabwean stone sculpture / Elin Skogh --
A continent without culture? / Mai Palmberg.
Responsibility: edited by Maria Erikson Baaz and Mai Palmberg.

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The idea of African Otherness has occupied a central role in discourses on cultural production in Africa, whether film, literature, music or the arts.

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