Performing Identities: Celebrating Indigeneity in the Arts
G. N. Devy, Geoffrey V. Davis, Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty
Routledge, 2015 - History - 382 pages
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Plates -- Introduction -- 1. The Hyena Wears Darkness: Stories as Teaching Tools -- 2. Reading Khoekhoe and Khasi Folktales Juxtapositionally: Political Insights and Social Values in Two Traditional Narratives -- 3. 'Kissa-Heer': A Gem of Oral Tradition -- 4. Magical Rhythms: Psycho-Sexual and Religious Significance of Tribal Dance -- 5. Foregrounding the Margin: Traditional Value Systems of Lepchas of India and Igbos of Nigeria -- 6. Charting the Multiple Scripts of Santali: Notes Towards a Visual History of Adivasi Languages and Literatures -- 7. Translating Identity as Lexicon: P.O. Bodding and A Santal Dictionary -- 8. Marginalized Music: A Case Study from Western Orissa/India -- 9. Storying Sovereignty and 'Sustainable Self-Determination': Alexis Wright's Carpentaria and Warwick Thornton's -- 10. The Socio-Political Imperative of Nigerian Festivals -- 11. Ogoni Dances, Masquerades and Worldview -- 12. 'Black Indian' Women and Blood Rules: Hyphenated Hybridities on the Margins of America -- 13. Cultural Celebrations of Life: Rituals of a Hill Tribe -- 14. The /Xam Narratives of the Bleek and Lloyd Collection: Exploring 19th-Century San Mythology -- 15. Staging the Indian Reserve: Tomson Highway's The Rez Sisters -- 16. Indigenous Knowledge and Global Translation: Reconstruction of Australia through Aboriginal Imagination in Alexis Wright's Carpentaria -- 17. Contesting the Curative Space: Politics of Healing in the Narratives of Nyole Ethno-Medical Practitioners -- 18. Conquering Adversity through Art: An Evaluation of Moranic Performances by the Maasai People of Kenya -- 19. Women and Indigenous Resistance in Tess Onwueme's Tell It To Women and What Mama Said -- 20. Tracing Post-Colonial Questions in Ancient Thought -- About the Editors
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