Songs of the Women Migrants
Performance and Identity in South Africa
By (author) Deborah James
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Songs of the Women Migrants by Deborah James
Book DescriptionThis book gives an account of how migrant women, whose lives and experiences have heretofore been neglected in the pages of academic scholarship, dance and sing the vibrant and expressive musical style of kiba. In so doing, they build an identity as autonomous breadwinners whose aspirations and values are nonetheless rooted in 'tradition'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748613045
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Gaining Ground?, Hardback (November 2006)» View all books by Deborah James
Examines how land reform policy and practice in post-apartheid South Africa have been produced and contested. Set in the province of Mpumalanga, this book gives an ethnographic account of local initiatives and conflicts, showing how the poorest sectors of the landless have defied the South African state's attempts to privatise land holdings.
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Author Biography - Deborah James
Deborah James is a Lecturer at the London School of Economics.
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