Series: Cultural Studies of the Americas (Book 8)
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press; First edition edition (October 14, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1107749
Format: PDF Text djvu ebook
Does the mask reveal more than it conceals? What, this book asks, becomes visible and invisible in the masking practiced in Caribbean cultures -- not only in the familiar milieu of the carnival but in political language, social conduct, and cultural expressions that mimic, misrepresent, and mislead? Focusing on masking as a socially significant practice in Caribbean cultures, Gerard Aching's analysis articulates masking, mimicry, and misrecogniti...