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Breaking Rocks : Music, Ideology and Economic Collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa (Hardcover) (Joe Trapido)

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Based on fieldwork in Kinshasa and Paris, Breaking Rocks examines patronage payments within Congolese popular music, where a love song dedication can cost 6,000 dollars and a simple name check can trade for 500 or 600 dollars. Tracing this system of prestige through networks of musicians and patrons – who include gangsters based in Europe, kleptocratic politicians in Congo, and lawless diamond dealers in northern Angola – this book offers insights into ideologies of power and value in central Africa's troubled post-colonial political economy, as well as a glimpse into the economic flows that make up the hidden side of the globalization.

Number of Pages: 290.0
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Language: English
Series Title: Dislocations
Book format: Hardcover
Pricing Code - MMBV: X
Author: Joe Trapido
Publisher - MMBV: Berghahn Books
Street Date: December 30, 2016
TCIN: 51557288
UPC: 9781785333989
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-3891

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