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Multimedia research and documentation of oral genres in Africa-- the step forward.

9783643901309

Multimedia research and documentation of oral genres in Africa-- the step forward.

Ed. by Daniela Merolla, Jan Jansen and Kamal Nait-Zerrad.

LIT Verlag

2012

139 pages

$44.95

African studies; v.45

GR350

Anthropologists, folklorists, and scholars of literature and languages investigate how to deal with oral genres in a world where new technologies have become available to more and more people. The concern is worldwide, but the focus of this volume is mostly on Africa. Among the topics are the dynamics of the Dogon baja ni from ritual to performance, a short overview of the history of copyright, The Lord of the Golden Cloth as a tale of ownership in occupied and independent East Timor, multimedia adaptations of trickster folktales in the age of globalization, and the making of Verba Africana IV on the Ewe Hogbetsotso Festival. Three of the 13 studies are in French. There is no index. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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