Ideology in Practice

Ideology in Practice

ISBN 978-3-927620-51-3

Ideology in Practice

Hausa Poetry as Expositions of Values and Viewpoints

Author: Graham Furniss. Series edited by: Herrmann Jungraithmayr, Norbert Cyffer.

Series: Westafrikanische Studien Volume 9

12 pp. Roman, 245 pp.
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
520 g
€ 24.80

The author discusses the economic and social constraints upon the writing of poetry and analyzes the ideological processes in modern Hausa poetry in theory. Then he presents a practical analysis of different categories of poetry texts, e.g. praise texts, political and religious texts, behavioural norm texts, and public enlightenment texts.

By doing so he examines in detail the processes whereby texts manifested and intertwined representations of the nature of society – and power relations in particular – deploying also the processes of symbolic creativity in poetic language.

This study examines the main conceptual backgrounds of Hausa culture that was the topic of the project B 2 of the Collaborative Research Centre 268 Kulturentwicklung und Sprachgeschichte im Naturraum Westafrikanische Savanne (1988–2002) at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

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