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Author McMahon, Felicia R., 1950-

Title Not just child's play : emerging tradition and the lost boys of Sudan / Felicia R. McMahon.

Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.8965 MCMA    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description ix, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Men Meet (But Mountains Do Not) -- 2. Encountering Ethnography -- 3. Surveying the Landscape -- 4. Entextualization and Kinesthetic Communication -- 5. Memory, Childhood, and Restored Behavior -- 6. Cultural Intervention and Mediation -- 7. Gendered Performance -- 8. Conclusion : "I Carried It in My Heart" -- App. A. "Bull-Song of Auranomi" and "The Ancient Gods: A Hymn of Initiation" -- App. B. The Songs -- DiDinga-English Glossary.
Summary "Felicia R. McMahon breaks new ground in the presentation and analysis of emerging traditions of the "Lost Boys," a group of parentless youths who fled Sudan under tragic circumstances in the 1990s. With compelling insight, McMahon analyzes the oral traditions of the DiDinga Lost Boys, about whom very little is known. Her vibrant ethnography provides intriguing details about the performances and conversations of the young DiDinga in Syracuse, New York. It also offers important insights to scholars and others who work with refugee groups."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Didinga (African people) -- New York (State) -- Syracuse -- Folklore.
Didinga (African people) -- New York (State) -- Syracuse -- Social conditions.
Folklore -- Sudan.
Refugees -- Sudan.
Refugees -- New York (State) -- Syracause.
Sudan -- Social conditions.
Syracuse (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9781578069873 (cloth : alk. paper)
1578069874 (cloth : alk. paper)