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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Popular snapshots and tracks to the past: Cape Town, Nairobi, Lubumbashi
Editors:Lame, Danielle deISNI
Rassool, CirajISNI
Year:2010
ISSN:1781-9857
Volume:171
Pages:294
Language:English
Series:Collection Sciences Humaines
City:Tervuren
Publisher:Royal Museum for Central Africa
ISBN:9789074752794
Geographic terms:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Kenya
South Africa
Subjects:popular culture
urban life
Abstract:The essays in this volume address aspects of popular culture in Cape Town (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), and Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo). An introduction by Danielle de Lame is followed by 14 chapters which are organized in four parts: 1. Sharing and discriminating: Building social selves: contemporary post-scriptural creativity in Congo (Bogumil Jewsiewicki); The Sheng generation: language and youth identity in Nairobi (Kiprop Lagat); Meeting in bars and grills: Nyama Choma as places of differential conviviality (Mercy Gakii and Martin Tindi) - 2. Dissenting or adjusting: The postcolonial city as 'prey and predator' in Meja Mwangi's 'urban novels' (Tom Odhiambo); Providing the dissenting voices: the evolution of popular interactive participatory community educational theatre from the experimental 'drumbeats on Kerenyaga' to the development of the 'Sigana' art form as the collective voice of the masses in the post-Kamirithu era (Oby Obyerodhyambo); Dynamics of popular transgression: the speed culture of Nairobi 'matatu' (Mbugua wa-Mungai); Let's laugh it off: Mufwankolo's theatre and the quest for morality (Donatien Dibwe dia Mwembu) - 3. Displaying and ritualizing: Fetishes in the wrestling ring: sport as a ritual twilight (Richar Kabeke Lubembo); Cape Town: the ambiguous heritage of creolization in South Africa (Denis-Constant Martin); Apartheid's icons in the new millennium: the making and remaking of settler histories (Leslie Witz) - 4. Storing and transforming: Gazing at District Six: from fairyland to the Arab quarter (Zuleiga Adams); Mapping museum-community relations in Lwandle (Bongani Mgijima and Vusi Buthelezi); Ethnography and indigeneity in post-apartheid South Africa: continuities and contestations of culture (Ciraj Rassool); 'Refiguring' the music archive in South Africa (Valmont Layne). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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