Lisa Gilman is Assistant Professor in the English Department and Folklore Program at the University of Oregon.
Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Gender, Power, and Performance 2. Dance and Nationalism in the Independence Movement 3. Dance and Social Control During Banda's Presidency 4. Dance, the Transition to Multipartyism, and Patronage 5. Power and Performance in Political Rallies 6. Why Do Women Dance? 7. Gendering Democracy 8. Gender at the Intersection of Politics, Democratization, and Tradition Appendix A: Brief Timeline of Malawi's Recent Po liti cal History Appendix B: People Interviewed Appendix C: Political Functions Attended and Referenced Appendix D: Associated Multimedia Websites References Index