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Author James, Deborah.

Title Songs of the women migrants : performance and identity in South Africa / Deborah James
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press for the International African Institute, ©1999
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Description 1 online resource (x, 238 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Series International African library ; 22
International African library ; 22
Contents 1. Home Boys, Home Dances: Migrants Create Past and Place -- 2. 'Those of My Home': Migrant Women on the Reef -- 3. 'We are Visitors': Men's and Women's Kiba -- 4. Women as Brothers, Women as Sons: Domestic Predicaments Unravelled -- 5. 'I Dress in This Fashion': Rural Women Singers and the Sotho Life-Course -- 6. Dislocations and Continuities: Disrupted Youth and Adolescence -- 7. Family Gifts, Family Spirits -- App. 1. Lists of Discussions and Interpreters -- App. 2. List of Kiba Performances -- App. 3. Select Discography
Bibliography "Select discography": pages 200-202
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-230) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Blacks -- South Africa -- Music -- History and criticism
Migrant labor -- South Africa.
Music -- Social aspects -- South Africa
Music -- South Africa -- History and criticism
Women employees -- South Africa
Women singers -- South Africa
Working class -- South Africa -- Songs and music -- History and criticism
Blacks -- Music.
Chanteuses -- Afrique du Sud.
Manners and customs.
Migrant labor.
Music -- Social aspects.
Musique -- Aspect social -- Afrique du Sud.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
Tradition orale -- Afrique du Sud.
Travailleurs migrants -- Afrique du Sud -- Moeurs et coutumes.
Travailleuses -- Afrique du Sud -- Moeurs et coutumes.
Women employees.
Women singers.
Working class.
South Africa -- Social life and customs.
Afrique du Sud -- Moeurs et coutumes.
South Africa.
Südafrika (Staat)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Songs and music.
Form Electronic book
Author International African Institute.
ISBN 1474469574