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<P>The Ghanaian trickster-spider, Ananse, is a deceptive figure full of comic delight who blurs the lines of class, politics, and morality. David Afriyie Donkor identifies social performance as a way to understand trickster behavior within the shifting process of political legitimization in Ghana, revealing stories that exploit the social ideologies of economic neoliberalism and political democratization. At the level of policy, neither ideology was completely successful, but Donkor shows how the Ghanaian government was crafty in selling the ideas to the people, adapting trickster-rooted performance techniques to reinterpret citizenship and the common good. Trickster performers rebelled against this takeover of their art and sought new ways to out trick the tricksters.</P>
<P>Introduction<BR>1. From State to Market: The History of a Social Compact<BR>2. Once Upon a Spider: Ananse and the Counterhegemonic Trickster Ethos<BR>3. Selling the President: Stand-Up Comedy and the Politricks of Endorsement<BR>4. Ma Red’s Maneuvers: Popular Theater and "Progressive" Culture<BR>5. In the House of Stories: Village Aspirations and Heritage Tourism<BR>Conclusion<BR>Notes<BR>Bibliography<BR>Index</P>



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Date de parution 11 juillet 2016
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9780253026040
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 1 Mo

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