Edited by Veronica Kelly
Edited by Ogaga Okuyade
Most of the essays deal with shifting perceptions by African women of their social condition in patriarchy in relation to such issues as polygamy, adultery, male domination, and the woman’s quest for fulfilment and respect through access to quality education and full economic and socio-political participation. Themes taken up by other novels examined in¬clude the sexual exploitation of women and criminality generally and the ex¬posure of children to violence. Likewise examined is the contemporary textual¬izing of orality (the trickster figure).
Writers discussed include Chima¬manda Ngozi Adichie, Okey Ndibe, Helon Habila, Ike Oguine, Chris Abani, Tanure Ojaide, Maik Nwosu, Unoma Azuah, Jude Dibia, Lola Shoneyin, Mary Karooro Okurut, Violet Barungi, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Abidemi Sanusi, Akachi Ezeigbo, Sefi Atta, Kaine Agary, Kojo Laing, Ahmadou Kourouma, Uwen Akpan, and Alobwed’Epie
This chapter considers ideas of land and identity processes through an original consideration of landscape. Following Taussig’s argument that cultural meaning and identification are less constituted in institutionalised and ritualised signification than emergent in the performance of life, attention focuses upon the performative character of landscape and its relationality with land and identity (1992). For over a decade landscape has been exemplary of the critical debates between representational and so-called non-representational theories affecting cultural geographies and related disciplines. At the same time discussions concerning mobility, in for example the relative irrelevance of institutional borders and the occurrence of translocal identities contest the familiar emphasis upon the habitual and situated character of landscape, identity and its role in the work of representations. This paper offers a contribution to the growing awareness of a need to try and engage these debates surrounding landscape across disciplines. Making land significant in life is considered through landscape in the notion of spacing. The notion of an everyday, gentle politics is introduced to the constitution of identities and feelings of land. This approach is pursued particularly in terms of how we understand artwork and representation, insistently in comparison with wider kinds of practice. Landscape is considered as the performative expressive-poetics of spacing in a way that makes possible an always emergent dynamic relationality between representations, practices and identities. Finally, identities and values concerning land are produced relationally in the energy cracks between performativity and institutions, as the several investigations upon which this chapter draws testify
Judgement and Creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty
John E. O'Brien
Andrew N. Rowan, Tamara Kartal and John Hadidian
. In a poll conducted by YouGov in March 2017, commissioned by Humane Society International, only 33% of the Scottish public found it acceptable to trap and kill feral cats and 60% found it unacceptable (YouGov, March 2017). TNR projects can call on the energy and time of a substantial number of
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Line Kollerup Oftedal and Jes Lynning Harfeld
another human being. Human societal and cultural norms, standards and ideals such as having a (good) job, providing for oneself and one’s family, having the energy to volunteer at the local shelter or kids club and the like are standards that dogs do not care about. They do not have such expectations on
Interviews with Writers and Academics
Jacqueline Hurtley, Rosa González and Esther Aliaga
Cultural Identities and Cultural Differences
Edited by Keith Bullivant, Geoffrey Giles and Walter Pape
Transforming Communities Across Africa
Edited by Hazel Barnes
Also treated is the role of aesthetics in the effectiveness of art, particularly in social contexts. Included are overviews of the ways in which the aesthetics of drama have changed over the past four decades and of the cohesive potential of the arts. How can arts practitioners engage in inter-cultural dialogue to facilitate healing? The energy and inventiveness of the playful mode engender new ways of contending with social issues, whereby the focus is on how theatre affects an audience and on how communication in applied theatre and drama can reach audiences more effectively.
These essays provide an insight into the application of the arts for transformation across Africa. Through their juxtaposition in this volume they speak to the variety and purposes of arts approaches and offer fresh perspectives on and to the field.