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African Studies



link to catalog page PERKINS, African Women Playwrights Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Kathy A. Perkins
Pub Date: December 2008

For the first time, a distinctive collection of plays by African women published in English   learn more...

link to catalog page BAY, Asen, Ancestors, and Vodun

Asen, Ancestors, and Vodun

Tracing Change in African Art

Author: Edna G. Bay
Pub Date: February 2008

A social and iconographic history of a West African sculptural form   learn more...

link to catalog page KRONENFELD, Fanti Kinship and the Analysis of Kinship Terminologies Author: David B. Kronenfeld
Pub Date: April 2008

An authoritative analysis of kinship terminologies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Choreographies of African Identities

Choreographies of African Identities

Négritude, Dance, and the National Ballet of Senegal

Author: Francesca Castaldi
Pub Date: February 2006

A rich portrait of the National Ballet of Senegal's work and of the urban dance world of Dakar   learn more...

link to catalog page DANIEL, Dancing Wisdom

Dancing Wisdom

Embodied Knowledge in Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahian Candomblé

Author: Yvonne Daniel
Pub Date: September 2005

Landmark interdisciplinary study of religious systems through their dance performances   learn more...

link to catalog page BELLEGARDE-SMITH, Fragments of Bone

Fragments of Bone

Neo-African Religions in a New World

Author: Edited by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
Pub Date: July 2005

African religions as adapted and recontextualized in various New World environments   learn more...

link to catalog page JAMES, Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood Author: Edited by Stanlie M. James and Claire C. Robertson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2002; Paper: 2005

A powerful challenge to Western representations of female genital cutting   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women in the South African Parliament

Women in the South African Parliament

From Resistance to Governance

Author: Hannah Evelyn Britton
Pub Date: August 2005

The play-by-play account of how South African women gained national office, secured constitutional protection, and won legislative reform   learn more...

link to catalog page WAETJEN, Workers and Warriors

Workers and Warriors

Masculinity and the Struggle for Nation in South Africa

Author: Thembisa Waetjen
Pub Date: June 2004

Using South Africa as a case study this book explores how the politics of masculinity and gender power are at the heart of tensions in nation building   learn more...

link to catalog page COCK, Melting Pots and Rainbow Nations

Melting Pots and Rainbow Nations

Conversations about Difference in the United States and South Africa

Author: Jacklyn Cock and Alison Bernstein
Pub Date: March 2002

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