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Author Kisliuk, Michelle

Title Seize the Dance! : BaAka Musical Life and the Ethnography of Performance
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (255 pages)
Contents Preliminaries; Preface; Contents; 1 Yodeling for Alternatives: An Introduction; 2 Bearings on Place Circumstance and Performance; 3 At Ndanga Life in an African Forest; 4 Seeking the Mother of Elamba; 5 Seizing the Dance An Apprenticeship in Elanga's Camp; 6 Taking Mabo Socioesthetic Detail; 7 Women's Dances Dingboku and Elamba The Politics of Gender; 8 The Matter of God; 9 Continuations Managing Missionaries and Modernity; Appendix; Notes; Glossary; Track Notes for Compact Disks; References; Selected Discography; Index
Summary List of Musical Illustrations and Maps. Preface. Map of Region. Introduction: Yodeling for Alternatives: Some Background. 1. Bearings on PLace, Circumstance and Performance. 2. At Ndanga: "Life in an African Forest". 3. Seeking the Mother of Elamba. 4. Seizing the Dance; An Apprenticeship in Elanga's Camp. 5. "Taking" Mabo; Socioesthetic Detail. 6. Dingboku, Elamba, and the Politics of Gender. 7. The "Matter of God". 8. Continuations: Managing Missionaries and Modernity. Notes. Glossary. Appendix. Track Notes for CDs. References. Index
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Subject Aka (African people) -- Folklore.
Aka (African people) -- Music.
Aka (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Dance -- Anthropological aspects -- Central African Republic.
Folklore -- Performance -- Central African Republic.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195353501 (electronic bk.)
9780195353501 (electronic bk.)