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Download The Dance of Politics: Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi (African Soundscapes) PDF eBook

Download The Dance of Politics: Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi (African Soundscapes) PDF eBook

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>>> Download The Dance of Politics: Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi(African Soundscapes) eBook <<<Review "Gilman's insightful book... is very solidly rooted in first-hand observation, a piece of detailed reportage where events and discussions are related with the authority of extensiveempirical witness over more than a decade. Direct quotation from interviews is extensive andthe narrative is firmly grounded in the grassroots. At times it has a diary-like aspect...The readeris placed alongside the author, close to the raw data... [A] worthy addition." Africa, August2011 Book Description Election campaigns, political events, and national celebration days inMalawi usually feature groups of women who dance and perform songs of praise for politiciansand political parties. These lively performances help to attract and energize throngs of prospective voters. However, as Lisa Gilman explains, ???praise performing??? is one of theonly ways that women are allowed to participate in a male-dominated political system. ?Although political performances by women are not unique to Malawi, the case in Malawi iscomplicated by the fact that until 1994 all Malawian women were required to perform on behalf of the long-reigning political party and its self-declared ???President for Life,??? Dr. HastingsKamuzu Banda+. This is the first book to examine the present-day situation, where issues of gender, economics and politics collide in surprising ways. Along with its solid grounding in therelevant literature, The Dance of Politics draws strength from Gilman??™s first-handobservations and her interviews with a range of participants in the political process, fromdancers to politicians.Download The Dance of Politics: Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi(African Soundscapes) eBook - Click HERE!

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