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The Resource Cultured states : youth, gender, and modern style in 1960s Dar es Salaam, Andrew Ivaska

Cultured states : youth, gender, and modern style in 1960s Dar es Salaam, Andrew Ivaska

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Cultured states : youth, gender, and modern style in 1960s Dar es Salaam
Title
Cultured states
Title remainder
youth, gender, and modern style in 1960s Dar es Salaam
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Ivaska
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cultured States is a vivid account of the intersections of postcolonial state power, the cultural politics of youth and gender, and global visions of modern style in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, during the 1960s and early 1970s. Andrew Ivaska describes a cosmopolitan East African capital rocked by debates over youth culture, national cultural policy, the rumored sexual escapades of the postcolonial elite, the content of university education, leftist activism, and the reform of colonial-era marriage laws. If young Tanzanians saw themselves as full-fledged participants in modern global culture, their understandings of the modern conflicted with that of a state launching "decency campaigns" banning cultural forms such as soul music, miniskirts, wigs, and bell-bottoms. Promoted by the political elite as a radical break from the colonial order, these campaigns nonetheless contained strong echoes of colonial assumptions about culture, tradition, and African engagements with the modern city. Exploring the ambivalence over the modern at the heart of these contests, Ivaska uses them as lenses through which to analyze struggles around gender relations and sexual politics, youth and masculinity, and the competition for material resources in a Dar es Salaam in rapid flux. Cultured States is a major contribution to understandings of urban cultural politics; national political culture; social struggles around gender, generation, and wealth; and the transnational dimensions of postcolonial histories too often conceived within national frames.--
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NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ivaska, Andrew M.
Dewey number
306.209678232
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics and culture
  • Clothing and dress
  • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Label
Cultured states : youth, gender, and modern style in 1960s Dar es Salaam, Andrew Ivaska
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
National culture and its others in a cosmopolitan capital -- "The age of minis" : secretaries, city girls, and masculinity downtown -- Of students, 'nizers, and comrades : youth, internationalism, and the university -- College, Dar es Salaam -- "Marriage goes metric": negotiating gender, generation, and wealth in a changing capital
Control code
FIEb17816336
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780822347491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrions
System control number
(OCoLC)647773633
Label
Cultured states : youth, gender, and modern style in 1960s Dar es Salaam, Andrew Ivaska
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
National culture and its others in a cosmopolitan capital -- "The age of minis" : secretaries, city girls, and masculinity downtown -- Of students, 'nizers, and comrades : youth, internationalism, and the university -- College, Dar es Salaam -- "Marriage goes metric": negotiating gender, generation, and wealth in a changing capital
Control code
FIEb17816336
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780822347491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrions
System control number
(OCoLC)647773633

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