Culture, Performance and Identity

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Our lives are mainly structured according to repeated and mainly structured modes of behavior suggest that human activity is a performance; it is an activity undertaken with a consciousness of itself. We are always aware that someone who has certain expectations about us is watching. In order to satisfy the expectations, we behave accordingly. Quite often we are conscious of projecting an identity- in politics, in our homes, places of worship, on the street, among colleagues and so on.Through an examination of the situation in Kenya, the essays open new ways of understanding forms of local, national and global identity.

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    Our lives are mainly structured according to repeated and mainly structured modes of behavior suggest that human activity is a performance; it is an activity undertaken with a consciousness of itself. We are always aware that someone who has certain expectations about us is watching. In order to satisfy the expectations, we behave accordingly. Quite often we are conscious of projecting an identity- in politics, in our homes, places of worship, on the street, among colleagues and so on. But how does this happen? This book brings together essays which cover a number of key areas:

    • Gender
    • Disability
    • Media
    • Sports
    • Literature
    • Religion
    • Language and Youth
    • Music

    Through an examination of the situation in Kenya, the essays open new ways of understanding forms of local, national and global identity.

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