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Rara! : vodou, power, and performance in Haiti and its diaspora / Elizabeth McAlister.

Author/Creator:
McAlister, Elizabeth A.
Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2002.
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
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Subjects:
Rara Festival -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.
Voodoo music -- Haiti -- History and criticism.
Folk music -- Haiti -- History and criticism.
Folk songs, Creole -- Haiti -- History and criticism.
Haiti -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Haiti -- Social conditions -- 1971-.
Rara Festival -- Songs and music.
Voodoo music -- Haiti.
Folk songs, Creole -- Haiti.
Local subjects:
Ethnic music recordings -- Haiti. (search)
Ethnic music recordings, Creole -- Haiti. (search)
Ethnic music recordings, Voodoo -- Haiti. (search)
Contents:
Introducing rara
Work and play, pleasure and performance
Vulgarity and the politics of the small man
Mystical work : spirits on parade
Rara and "the Jew" : premodern anti-Judaism in postmodern Haiti
Rara as popular army : hierarchy, militarism, and warfare
Voices under domination : rara and the politics of insecurity
Rara in New York City : transnational popular culture.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-248) and index.
ISBN:
0520228227 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520228235 (paper : alk. paper)
OCLC:
47863158