The Resource Power, marginality and African oral literature, edited by Graham Furniss and Liz Gunner

Power, marginality and African oral literature, edited by Graham Furniss and Liz Gunner

Label
Power, marginality and African oral literature
Title
Power, marginality and African oral literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Graham Furniss and Liz Gunner
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
African oral literature, like other forms of popular culture, is not merely folksy, domestic entertainment but a domain in which individuals in a variety of social roles are free to comment on power relations in society. It can also be a significant agent of change capable of directing, provoking, preventing, overturning and recasting perceptions of social reality. This collection examines the way in which oral texts both reflect and affect contemporary social and political life in Africa. It addresses questions of power, gender, the dynamics of language use, the representation of social structures and the relation between culture and the state. The contributors are linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, ethnomusicologists and historians, who present fresh material and ideas to paint a lively picture of current real life situations
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
GR350
LC item number
.P69 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Furniss, Graham
  • Gunner, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oral tradition
  • Folklore
  • Narrative poetry, African
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Social structure
  • Marginality, Social
  • Tradition orale
  • Folklore
  • Poésie narrative africaine
  • Pouvoir (Sciences sociales)
  • Structure sociale
  • Marginalité
  • Folklore
  • Manners and customs
  • Marginality, Social
  • Narrative poetry, African
  • Oral tradition
  • Politics and government
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Social structure
  • Mondelinge overlevering
  • Mondelinge literatuur
  • Poésie narrative africaine
  • Structure sociale
  • Marginaux
  • Tradition orale
  • Folklore
  • Mündliche Literatur
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Afrique
  • Afrique
  • Africa
  • Afrique subsaharienne
  • Afrique
  • Afrika
Label
Power, marginality and African oral literature, edited by Graham Furniss and Liz Gunner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on a conference held at Birkbeck College and the School of Oriental and African Studies in January 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: power, marginality and oral literature / Graham Furniss and Liz Gunner -- 2. Oral art and contemporary cultural nationalism / Penina Mlama -- 3. The letter and the law: the politics of orality and literacy in the chiefdoms of the northern Transvaal / Isabel Hofmeyr -- 4. A king is not above insult: the politics of good governance in Nzema avudwene festival songs / Kofi Agovi -- 5. Igbo enwe eze: monarchical power versus democratic values in Igbo oral narratives / Chukwuma Azuonye -- 6. Tales and ideology: the revolt of sons in Bambara-Malinke tales / Veronika Gorog-Karady -- 7. Images of the powerful in Lyela folktales / Sabine Steinbrich -- 8. Power, marginality and Somali oral poetry: case studies in the dynamics of tradition / John William Johnson -- 9. The function of oral art in the regulation of social power in Dyula society / Jean Derive -- 10. The power of words and the relation between Hausa genres / Graham Furniss
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 285 pages
Isbn
9780521480611
Lccn
94038051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31290070
  • (OCoLC)ocm31290070
Label
Power, marginality and African oral literature, edited by Graham Furniss and Liz Gunner
Publication
Note
Based on a conference held at Birkbeck College and the School of Oriental and African Studies in January 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: power, marginality and oral literature / Graham Furniss and Liz Gunner -- 2. Oral art and contemporary cultural nationalism / Penina Mlama -- 3. The letter and the law: the politics of orality and literacy in the chiefdoms of the northern Transvaal / Isabel Hofmeyr -- 4. A king is not above insult: the politics of good governance in Nzema avudwene festival songs / Kofi Agovi -- 5. Igbo enwe eze: monarchical power versus democratic values in Igbo oral narratives / Chukwuma Azuonye -- 6. Tales and ideology: the revolt of sons in Bambara-Malinke tales / Veronika Gorog-Karady -- 7. Images of the powerful in Lyela folktales / Sabine Steinbrich -- 8. Power, marginality and Somali oral poetry: case studies in the dynamics of tradition / John William Johnson -- 9. The function of oral art in the regulation of social power in Dyula society / Jean Derive -- 10. The power of words and the relation between Hausa genres / Graham Furniss
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 285 pages
Isbn
9780521480611
Lccn
94038051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31290070
  • (OCoLC)ocm31290070

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