Playing for Life: Performance in Africa in the Age of Aids

Playing for Life: Performance in Africa in the Age of Aids

by Louise M. Bourgault
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890891257

ISBN-13: 9780890891254

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

This book focuses chiefly on the AIDS epidemic/AIDS performances in two African countries, South Africa and Mali. The choice is a reflection of a need to provide at least two different case views of African performance and African performative response to the AIDS crisis. The countries, so divergent from one another by most social indicators - economy, religion,…  See more details below

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This book focuses chiefly on the AIDS epidemic/AIDS performances in two African countries, South Africa and Mali. The choice is a reflection of a need to provide at least two different case views of African performance and African performative response to the AIDS crisis. The countries, so divergent from one another by most social indicators - economy, religion, geography and climate, colonial history, pre-colonial history, and nature and severity of the AIDS epidemic - offer excellent contrasts from one another, making them ideal selections for this work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890891254
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps
List of Multi-Media Clips Appearing on Compact Disk
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IThe African Continent and the AIDS Epidemic in Context
Ch. 1The African Continent3
Ch. 2Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa23
Ch. 3Country Profiles: South Africa and Mali55
Ch. 4Performance87
Pt. IIPerformance in Africa
Ch. 5Oral Narratives109
Ch. 6Chants and Songs139
Ch. 7Dance177
Ch. 8Drama207
Ch. 9AIDS and Performance for the 21st Century: Toward a Theory of Ritual and Performance243
Glossary269
References281
Index295

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