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Masking the Human and the Misogyny of Masks

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter reconsiders masked performance in music theater, addressing the possible implications of the mask for the performer. It also looks behind the modernist devotion to exotic models of ... More


The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Nicolas Argenti

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The young people of the Cameroon Grassfields have been subject to a long history of violence and political marginalization. For centuries the main victims of the slave trade, they became prime ... More


Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Ferdinand de Jong

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633197
eISBN:
9780748670642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633197.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

How do those on the margins of modernity face the challenges of globalization? This book demonstrates that secrecy is one of the means by which a society on the fringe of modernity produces itself as ... More


The Art of Tradition

Ferdinand de Jong

in Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633197
eISBN:
9780748670642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633197.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Inspired by initiation ceremonies and masked performances, artists in Casamance depict these rituals in their art. This chapter analyzes how these works of art are given various, contradictory ... More


The Parts of Gold and the Parts of Face

Harry Berger Jr.

Ward Risvold and J. Benjamin Fuqua (eds)

in Couch City: Socrates against Simonides

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294237
eISBN:
9780823297412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294237.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Whereas Chapter 7 focuses on a recurring trend in how Protagoras prevaricates, this chapter micro-analyzes one specific rhetorical avoidance: if Protagoras believes that good is divided into ... More


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