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Author Ignatowski, Clare A.

Title Journey of song : public life and morality in Cameroon / Clare A. Ignatowski.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.896361 IGNA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 223 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series African expressive cultures.
African expressive cultures.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-220) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Maïtené's modern life : song as negotiation of public morality -- "Better than family, better than girls" : the Tupuri Gurna Society -- Defying the modern : play of identities in Gurna dance exhortation ([b,hooked][o]'ge f[o]g[e]) -- "Telephone of the dance" : circulation of Gurna song discourse -- "Rise up, gather like storm clouds" : poetics of Gurna song (si[ng] gurna) -- "I become your boy" : power, legitimacy and magic in song composition -- Staging conflict through insult : competing systems of justice -- Multipartyism and nostalgia for the unified past : discourses of democracy in Gurna politics -- Conclusion.
Subject Tupuri (African people) -- Cameroon -- Social life and customs.
Cameroon -- Social conditions -- 1960-
ISBN 0253346460 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253217946 (paperback: alk. paper)