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dc.contributor.authorAdam, Maxwell John Rogeren
dc.date2011-09-21 08:53:02.248
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-21T19:08:20Z
dc.date.available2011-09-21T19:08:20Z
dc.date.issued2011-09-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/6739
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Kinesiology & Health Studies) -- Queen's University, 2011-09-21 08:53:02.248en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is about exploring and theorizing about the contemporary meanings and (re)production of El Güegüense, a politically charged ancient Nicaraguan dance-drama. The ethnographic affair revolves around the researcher’s experiences learning the Güegüense tradition at the Nicaraguan Academy of Dance in Managua. Utilizing “the apprenticeship” as methodology, which has perhaps most effectively been teased out in Loïc Wacquant’s (2004) Body and Soul, the researcher fleshes out under what circumstances one becomes a practitioner of the Güegüense tradition, what it means to be a cultural performer, and whether this ancient physical tradition still demonstrates and embodies its anti-colonial themes. After conducting interviews with leading practitioners, the author utilizes the performance as a vector of knowledge and speaks not only to how the performance culturally manifests but also to how contested its meanings truly are, as well as the recent depoliticizing of the performance, which it is argued is a direct result of the state becoming involved with this ancient physical tradition.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectCultural Anthropologyen
dc.subjectNicaraguaen
dc.subjectHabitusen
dc.subjectEl Gueguenseen
dc.subjectLatin American historyen
dc.subjectFolkloreen
dc.titleThe Güegüencista Experience: Masquerade, Embodiment, and Decolonization in Early Twenty-First Century Nicaraguaen
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.contributor.supervisorKing, Samantha J.en
dc.contributor.departmentKinesiology and Health Studiesen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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