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Title: Music and festivity in Tunisia : the International Festival of the Sahara in Douz and the negotiation of identity
Author: Karass, Alan Michael
ISNI:       0000 0004 7965 9800
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2015
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Festivals are an important part of public life in Tunisia: most towns, no matter how small, manage to have an annual festival, and in the capital, Tunis, there is at least one festival a month featuring music, theatre, poetry, film, comedy, or dance. Not only are they an important feature of social life, but festival performances also serve as opportunities for Tunisians to articulate their national, political, religious, and ethnic identities. This thesis focuses on one of the oldest and least understood events, the International Festival of the Sahara, and explores the relationship between festivity and expressions of identity in southern Tunisia.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral