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By Andrew Ivaska

ISBN-10: 0822347490

ISBN-13: 9780822347491

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Cultured States is a brilliant account of the intersections of postcolonial country energy, the cultural politics of teen and gender, and international visions of contemporary variety in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, throughout the Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies. Andrew Ivaska describes a worldly East African capital rocked by way of debates over formative years tradition, nationwide cultural coverage, the rumored sexual escapades of the postcolonial elite, the content material of college schooling, leftist activism, and the reform of colonial-era marriage legislation. If younger Tanzanians observed themselves as full-fledged individuals in sleek worldwide tradition, their understandings of the fashionable conflicted with that of a country launching “decency campaigns” banning cultural varieties equivalent to soul song, miniskirts, wigs, and bell-bottoms. Promoted by means of the political elite as a thorough holiday from the colonial order, those campaigns still contained powerful echoes of colonial assumptions approximately tradition, culture, and African engagements with the trendy urban. Exploring the ambivalence over the fashionable on the center of those contests, Ivaska makes use of them as lenses in which to research struggles round gender relatives and sexual politics, formative years and masculinity, and the contest for cloth assets in a Dar es Salaam in quick flux. Cultured States is an important contribution to understandings of city cultural politics; nationwide political tradition; social struggles round gender, new release, and wealth; and the transnational dimensions of postcolonial histories too frequently conceived inside of nationwide frames.

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By Andrew Ivaska

ISBN-10: 0822347490

ISBN-13: 9780822347491

ISBN-10: 0822347709

ISBN-13: 9780822347705

Cultured States is a brilliant account of the intersections of postcolonial country energy, the cultural politics of teen and gender, and international visions of contemporary variety in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, throughout the Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies. Andrew Ivaska describes a worldly East African capital rocked by way of debates over formative years tradition, nationwide cultural coverage, the rumored sexual escapades of the postcolonial elite, the content material of college schooling, leftist activism, and the reform of colonial-era marriage legislation. If younger Tanzanians observed themselves as full-fledged individuals in sleek worldwide tradition, their understandings of the fashionable conflicted with that of a country launching “decency campaigns” banning cultural varieties equivalent to soul song, miniskirts, wigs, and bell-bottoms. Promoted by means of the political elite as a thorough holiday from the colonial order, those campaigns still contained powerful echoes of colonial assumptions approximately tradition, culture, and African engagements with the trendy urban. Exploring the ambivalence over the fashionable on the center of those contests, Ivaska makes use of them as lenses in which to research struggles round gender relatives and sexual politics, formative years and masculinity, and the contest for cloth assets in a Dar es Salaam in quick flux. Cultured States is an important contribution to understandings of city cultural politics; nationwide political tradition; social struggles round gender, new release, and wealth; and the transnational dimensions of postcolonial histories too frequently conceived inside of nationwide frames.

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