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Title:Playful performers: African children's masquerades
Editors:Ottenberg, SimonISNI
Binkley, David A.ISNI
City of publisher:New Brunswick, N.J.,
Publisher:Transaction Publishers
Geographic term:Africa
Abstract:This collection of essays studies children's masquerades in Africa. The contributors describe specific cases of young children's masking in the areas of West, Central, and Southern Africa. The volume reveals the considerable creativity and ingenuity that children exhibit in preparing costumes, masks and musical instruments, and in playing music, dancing, singing, and acting. The book is split into four parts. The first three parts describe the three masking categories which have been developed by the editors on the basis of the children's relationships to parents and other adults. In each of the three masking categories children's relationships to their parents and other adults differ, from a close relationship to some independence to almost complete independence. The fourth part describes girls' masquerading. Contributors: Mary Jo Arnoldi, Manuel Rambout Barçelos, David A. Binkley, Elisabeth L. Cameron, Jeanne Cannizzo, Nicolau Fara Gomes, Priscilla Baird Hinckley, Anna A. Hlavácová, Manuel A. Jordán, Harriet C. McGuire, Robert W. Nicholls, John R.O. Ojo, Chika O. Okeke, Simon Ottenberg, Felix Siga, Walter E.A. van Beek, Kenji Yoshida. [ASC Leiden abstract]