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Yoruba ritual : performers, play, agency

Author: Margaret Thompson Drewal
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1992.
Series: African systems of thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Yoruba peoples of southwestern Nigeria conceive of rituals as journeys sometimes actual, sometimes virtual. Using a performance paradigm, the author forges a theoretical and methodological approach  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Folklore
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Drewal, Margaret Thompson.
Yoruba ritual.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)556006711
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Thompson Drewal
ISBN: 0253318173 9780253318176 0253206847 9780253206848
OCLC Number: 23145517
Description: xxii, 241 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Theory and method in the study of ritual performance --
Yoruba play and the transformation of ritual --
The ontological journey --
New beginnings --
Establishing the self --
Ritual play about play : performing miracles in honor of the ancestors --
The collective in conflict, or, the play of personalities --
From militarism to dandyism : the shaping of performance --
Reinventing ritual : the Imewuro annual rally --
Gender play.
Series Title: African systems of thought.
Responsibility: Margaret Thompson Drewal.

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