Gender, Performance And Communication

by Chinyere Grace Okafor
Gender, Performance And Communication
  • ISBN-13: 9781592219537
  • Author(s): Chinyere Grace Okafor
  • Subject: Gender studies: women
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 18-01-2018
  • Format: p/b

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This book is about festival performance and how it works with the cultural nexus of a patriarchal culture. Such a culture is that of the Igbo of southeastern Nigeria and such a nexus is the mask-character or masquerade produced by clubs of privileged men. Organisers of mask performances usually operate in secret cults and their productions are usually shrouded in mystery, but this book has broken down walls of exclusion and incomprehension by unravelling the mystery of the mask performance to delineate its characteristics and engage its gender dimension.
About the book

This book is about festival performance and how it works with the cultural nexus of a patriarchal culture. Such a culture is that of the Igbo of southeastern Nigeria and such a nexus is the mask-character or masquerade produced by clubs of privileged men. Organisers of mask performances usually operate in secret cults and their productions are usually shrouded in mystery, but this book has broken down walls of exclusion and incomprehension by unravelling the mystery of the mask performance to delineate its characteristics and engage its gender dimension.

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