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Author Rasmussen, Susan J., 1949- author
Title Persons of courage and renown : Tuareg actors, acting, plays, and cultural memory in northern Mali / Susan Rasmussen
Imprint Lanham : Lexington Books, [2019]
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 Ethnology Library  DT551.45.T83 R37 2019    AVAILABLE    30520020871092
Descript viii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index
Introduction: Malian Tuareg (Kel Tamajaq) theatrical performance: creativity in crisis, vulnerability, and resilience -- The actors, verbal arts, and performance -- General background on the Tuareg, the Kel Adagh, and the town and region of Kidal -- Situating acting and creativity in culture, place, and memory -- The poetics and politics of aesthetic style and genre and the ibaraden actors -- Acting and cultural translation: actors and audiences as interpreters and mediators in reformulating "traditional" and "modern" -- The plays: popular plot themes and their wider social contexts -- Rural-urban and nomadic-sedentarized encounters -- Disputed gender, relations between the sexes, and embodied performance -- Youths and elders: resistance and healing in intergenerational ambivalence -- Religious reflections and social dissonance -- Conclusions: nostalgic yearning and cultural critique
Link Online version: Rasmussen, Susan J., 1949- author. Persons of courage and renown Lanham : Lexington Books, 2019 9781498582582 (DLC) 2018057364
Subject Tuaregs -- Mali -- Social life and customs
Tuaregs -- Mali -- Drama -- History and criticism
Theater -- Mali -- History
Collective memory in literature
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