Blackness in Morocco : Gnawa identity through music and visual culture / Cynthia J. Becker.

Author
Becker, Cynthia J., 1965- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2020]
Description
xv, 275 pages, 12 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

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Summary note
"A groundbreaking study of Blackness in Morocco through the lens of visual representation"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: Becoming Gnawa
  • From Enslavement to Gnawa: Historical Postcards and the Construction of Gnawa Identity
  • Black Women, Photographic Representation, and Female Agency
  • Fraja Performances: Geo-Locating Gnawa Ceremonies in the Sudan
  • Spirits in the Night: Blackness, Authenticity, and Potency in a Gnawa Lila
  • Marketing Gnawa Authenticity: The Shrine of Bilal and Hats of the Bambara
  • The Gnawa Guinbri: From Concealment to Exhibition
  • Conclusion: Utopian Visions and Trans-Saharan Realities
  • Appendix: Gnawa Spiritual Repertoire.
ISBN
  • 9781517909383 ((hardcover))
  • 1517909384 ((hardcover))
  • 9781517909390 ((paperback))
  • 1517909392 ((paperback))
LCCN
2020020415
OCLC
1153634805
Other standard number
  • 40030345681
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