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Title:The 5th Francophonie Sports and Arts Festival: Niamey, Niger hosts a global community
Author:Youngstedt, Scott M.ISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:African Studies Quarterly (ISSN 1093-2658)
Volume:10
Issue:2-3
Pages:129-151
Language:English
Geographic term:Niger
Subjects:francophonie
festivals
2005
External link:http://asq.africa.ufl.edu/files/Youngstedt-Vol10Issue23.pdf
Abstract:This paper explores transnational and local cultural, political, and economic dimensions of the 5th Jeux de la Francophonie ('Francophonie Games' or 'Francophonie Sports and Arts Festival') held in Niamey, Niger in December 2005. The Jeux were designed to promote peace, solidarity, and cultural exchange through sports and the arts. This paper focuses on the kinds of discourses that were represented and celebrated in the social and political arena of the Jeux. It aims to contribute to the discussion of (1) the politics of Francophonie concept, (2) the negotiation of local and global politics in the context of major sports and arts events, and (3) the representation of local, national, and global politics in public ceremonies. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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