Nomads who Cultivate Beauty: Wod̳aab̳e Dances and Visual Arts in Niger
Why do young men use mirrors and makeup more than girls? Why do the Wodaabe nomads of West Africa have beauty parades for men? Wodaabe??'s extraordinary and unique live performan-ces are often misunderstood by outsiders. The book pro-vides some answers about these aesthetic activities. The author describes Wodaabe cultural choices as "active archaisation." Different art forms are analysed in the light of identity construction by the Wodaabe.
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Meeting WodaaBe Nomads
The importance of beauty
The symmetrical principle in cattlethe human face
Makingup before dancing
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