ISBN-10:
0253205654
ISBN-13:
9780253205650
Pub. Date:
08/28/1990
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Gelede: Art and Female Power among the Yoruba / Edition 1

Gelede: Art and Female Power among the Yoruba / Edition 1

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Gelede: Art and Female Power among the Yoruba / Edition 1

"... an exceptionally rich source for all those interested in symbolic, religious or social studies." —Tribus

"... an excellent book... fascinating to read." —Research in African Literatures

"... a volume that establishes the standards by which future works on the masked festivals of the Yoruba and other Sub-Saharan African peoples will be judged." —African Arts

"... the most sophisticated art historical analysis of a single African aesthetic tradition." —Tribal Arts Review

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253205650
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 08/28/1990
Series: Traditional Arts of Africa Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Note of Orthography
Map

1. Yoruba Spectacle
2. Gelede Performance
3. Efe Songs—Voicing Power
4. The Masks and Costumes of Efe Night
5. The Dance: Texturing Time and Space
6. The Masks of Gelede
7. A Historical and Thematic Overview
8. Gelede and the Individual

Notes on Text
Notes on Plates
References
Index

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