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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890891254
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • 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. I The African Continent and the AIDS Epidemic in Context
Ch. 1 The African Continent 3
Ch. 2 Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa 23
Ch. 3 Country Profiles: South Africa and Mali 55
Ch. 4 Performance 87
Pt. II Performance in Africa
Ch. 5 Oral Narratives 109
Ch. 6 Chants and Songs 139
Ch. 7 Dance 177
Ch. 8 Drama 207
Ch. 9 AIDS and Performance for the 21st Century: Toward a Theory of Ritual and Performance 243
Glossary 269
References 281
Index 295
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