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The dance of politics : gender, performance, and democratization in Malawi

Author: Lisa Gilman
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work looks at how gender and class intersect in Malawi through women's roles as political praise performers. It examines the present-day situation, where issues of gender, economics and politics collide in surprising ways.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Gilman
ISBN: 9781592139866 1592139868
OCLC Number: 1064883026
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : gender, power, and performance --
Dance and nationalism in the independence movement --
Dance and social control during Banda's presidency --
Dance, the transition to multipartyism, and patronage --
Power and performance in political rallies --
Why do women dance? --
Gendering democracy --
Gender at the intersection of politics, democratization, and tradition.
Responsibility: Lisa Gilman.

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