Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

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How do those on the margins of modernity face the challenges of globalization? This book demonstrates that secrecy is one of the means by which a society on the fringe of modernity produces itself as locality. Focusing on initiation rituals, masked performances and modern art, this study shows that rituals and performances long deemed obsolete, serve the insertion of their performers in the world at their own terms. The Jola and Mandinko people of the Casamance region in Senegal have always used their rituals and ...

Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal 2007, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253351722

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Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal 2007, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748633197

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