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dc.contributor.advisorWahlman, Maudeeng
dc.contributor.authorGriffith, Logan Alexandraeng
dc.contributor.sponsorArt and Art History
dc.date.issued2014eng
dc.date.submitted2014 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on July 8, 2015eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Maude Wahlmaneng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (pages 72-75)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Department of Art and Art History. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2015eng
dc.description.abstractKalabari masquerade performances are centered around a core male performer, who disguises himself by wearing an intricate costume. The costume propels the dancer into the mystical spiritual realm, where through the effectiveness of his performance he is believed to temporarily be possessed by a higher spirit. The single performer, however, cannot attain this state without the help of audience members. These audience members are composed of mostly female witnesses, who critically examine the dancer and determine his worth in the performance. Multidimensional relationships sustain the masquerade tradition and the role of women is vital to its survival. They are the ultimate beholders of power with their scrutinous gaze. Identity and spectatorship lie at the core of the masquerade, and the two aspects are examined thoroughly throughout this research. By examining one particular artist, Sokari Douglas Camp, the importance of identity and its transformation in the masquerade performance can be more fully expressedeng
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Arts and Sciences
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Cultural background and religious traditions -- Gender roles, life cycles, and the Gaze -- Sokari Douglas Camp biography -- Works -- Conclusioneng
dc.description.versionmonographic
dc.format.extentviii, 76 pageseng
dc.format.mediumtext
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/43911eng
dc.languageEnglish
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dc.rightsOpen Access (fully available)
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dc.subject.lcshMasquerades -- Kalabari (African people)eng
dc.subject.lcshDouglas Camp, Sokari, 1958-eng
dc.subject.lcshSculpture, Nigerianeng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Art and art historyeng
dc.titleKalabari Masquerade and the gaze: identity and spectatorship in the sculptures of Sokari Douglass Campeng
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.genreGraduate
thesis.degree.disciplineArt and Art History (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameMA (Master of Arts)eng


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