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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drewal (performance studies, Northwestern U.) presents a study of the rituals of the Yoruba peoples of southwestern Nigeria, using a new theoretical and methodological approach. A 30-minute companion video is available from the publisher. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Drewal, Margaret Thompson.
Yoruba ritual.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1992
(DLC) 91008414
(OCoLC)23145517
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Thompson Drewal
ISBN: 9780253112736 0253112737 0585302405 9780585302409
OCLC Number: 45730449
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 241 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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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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