The Resource Power and performance : ethnographic explorations through proverbial wisdom and theater in Shaba, Zaire, Johannes Fabian

Power and performance : ethnographic explorations through proverbial wisdom and theater in Shaba, Zaire, Johannes Fabian

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Power and performance : ethnographic explorations through proverbial wisdom and theater in Shaba, Zaire
Title
Power and performance
Title remainder
ethnographic explorations through proverbial wisdom and theater in Shaba, Zaire
Statement of responsibility
Johannes Fabian
Title variation
Ethnographic explorations through proverbial wisdom and theater in Shaba, Zaire
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1985 the distinguished anthropologist, Johannes Fabian, while engaged in fieldwork in the Shaba province of Zaire, first encountered this saying. Its implications -- for the charismatic religious movements Fabian was examining, for the highly charged political atmosphere of Zaire, and for the cultures of the Luba peoples -- continued to intrigue him, though its meaning remained elusive. On a later visit, he mentioned the saying to a company of popular actors, and triggered an ethnographic brainstorm. Power and Performance examines traditional proverbs about power as it illustrates how the performance of Le pouvoir se mange entier was created, rehearsed, and performed by the Troupe Theatrale Mufwankolo. The play deals with the issue of power through a series of conflicts between villagers and their chief. Both rehearsal and performance versions of the text of this drama are included, in Swahili and in English translation
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DLC
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Fabian, Johannes
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT650.L8
LC item number
F32 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in anthropological writing.
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  • Groupe Mufwankolo
  • Troupe Théâtrale Mufwankolo
  • Groupe Mufwankolo
  • Groupe Mufwankolo
  • Luba (African people)
  • Theater
  • Philosophy, Luba
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Théâtre
  • Pouvoir (Sciences sociales)
  • Luba (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Philosophie baluba
  • Luba (African people)
  • Philosophy, Luba
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Theater
  • Toneel
  • Luba (volk)
  • Taalgebruik
  • Sprichwort
  • Ethnologie
  • Volkstheater
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Katanga
Label
Power and performance : ethnographic explorations through proverbial wisdom and theater in Shaba, Zaire, Johannes Fabian
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 293-305
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Power and Lore: Some Elements in Luba Culture
  • Cultural Axioms and Performance
  • The Experimenters
  • The Troupe Theatrale Mufwankolo: First Encounter and Some History
  • Popular Theater in Shaba: Settings and Contexts
  • The Experiment
  • The Setting: Glimpses of Power and Play
  • The Work: A Chronological Account of the Rehearsal Process
  • The Play: Dress Rehearsal and Shooting Le pouvoir se mange entier
  • Interlude: The Missing Text
  • Reflections on Ethnography
  • Ethnographic Texts as Protocols
  • Protocols of What?
  • Remarks and Apologies on Transcription and Translation
  • Plot and Players
  • From Saying to Play: Developing a Plot
  • Power Is Eaten Whole: Bwana Cheko's Version (Text 1)
  • Power Is Eaten Whole: Mufwankolo's Version (Text 2)
  • The Players
  • Scene 1: The Law of the Land
  • Introductory Song: Rehearsal Version (Text 3)
  • Discovery: From Informative to Performative Ethnography
  • Last Directions (Text 4)
  • Announcing the Chief: Rehearsal Version (Text 5)
  • The Chief's Speech: Rehearsal Version (Text 6)
  • Directions for the Chief's Departure (Text 7)
  • Announcing the Chief: Final Version (Text 8)
  • The Chief's Speech: Final Version (Text 9)
  • Scene 2: Trouble Brewing
  • Contesting the Chief: Rehearsal Version (Text 10)
  • Contesting the Chief: Final Version (Fragments: Text 11)
  • Performance: Some Uses in and around Anthropology
  • Some Ideas Guiding this Study
  • Moving Ahead: Performance and Survival
  • The "Problem": Power and Cultural Axiom
  • Of Power and Chicken Gizzards
  • The Missing Proverb
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 314 pages
Isbn
9780299125141
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90050085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)21303822
  • (OCoLC)ocm21303822
Label
Power and performance : ethnographic explorations through proverbial wisdom and theater in Shaba, Zaire, Johannes Fabian
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 293-305
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Power and Lore: Some Elements in Luba Culture
  • Cultural Axioms and Performance
  • The Experimenters
  • The Troupe Theatrale Mufwankolo: First Encounter and Some History
  • Popular Theater in Shaba: Settings and Contexts
  • The Experiment
  • The Setting: Glimpses of Power and Play
  • The Work: A Chronological Account of the Rehearsal Process
  • The Play: Dress Rehearsal and Shooting Le pouvoir se mange entier
  • Interlude: The Missing Text
  • Reflections on Ethnography
  • Ethnographic Texts as Protocols
  • Protocols of What?
  • Remarks and Apologies on Transcription and Translation
  • Plot and Players
  • From Saying to Play: Developing a Plot
  • Power Is Eaten Whole: Bwana Cheko's Version (Text 1)
  • Power Is Eaten Whole: Mufwankolo's Version (Text 2)
  • The Players
  • Scene 1: The Law of the Land
  • Introductory Song: Rehearsal Version (Text 3)
  • Discovery: From Informative to Performative Ethnography
  • Last Directions (Text 4)
  • Announcing the Chief: Rehearsal Version (Text 5)
  • The Chief's Speech: Rehearsal Version (Text 6)
  • Directions for the Chief's Departure (Text 7)
  • Announcing the Chief: Final Version (Text 8)
  • The Chief's Speech: Final Version (Text 9)
  • Scene 2: Trouble Brewing
  • Contesting the Chief: Rehearsal Version (Text 10)
  • Contesting the Chief: Final Version (Fragments: Text 11)
  • Performance: Some Uses in and around Anthropology
  • Some Ideas Guiding this Study
  • Moving Ahead: Performance and Survival
  • The "Problem": Power and Cultural Axiom
  • Of Power and Chicken Gizzards
  • The Missing Proverb
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 314 pages
Isbn
9780299125141
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90050085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)21303822
  • (OCoLC)ocm21303822

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