Bilder des Mittelmeer-Raumes

Phasen und Themen der ethnologischen Forschung seit 1945

Author: Yamina Dir

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825869731

Category: Ethnology

Page: 119

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Religion and Custom in a Muslim Society

The Berti of Sudan

Author: Ladislav Holy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521024969

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Among the Berti of Northern Darfur (Sudan), as among many Muslim societies, the formal religious practices are predominantly the concern of men, while local, unorthodox customary rituals are performed mainly by women. It is usual to dismiss such local, popular practices as pre-Islamic survivals, but Professor Holy shows that the customary rituals constitute an integral part of the religious system of the Berti. Carefully analysing the symbolic statements made in Berti rituals, Professor Holy demonstrates that the distinction between the two classes of rituals is an expression of the gender relationships characteristic of the society. He also examines the social distribution of knowledge about Islam, and explains the role of the religious schools in sustaining religious ideas. The work is not only an ethnographic study of ritual, belief and gender in an African society. It also makes a significant contribution to current anthropological discussion of the interpretation and meaning of rituals and symbols.

Quadripartite Structures

Categories, Relations and Homologies in Bush Mekeo Culture

Author: Mark S. Mosko

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521264525

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 9202

This book was the first detailed, comprehensive study of Bush Mekeo culture and society.

Western Medicine As Contested Knowledge

Author: Andrew Cunningham,Bridie Andrews

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719046735

Category: Medical

Page: 294

View: 6807

Examines the range of non-Western responses to Western medicine across the spectrum of Western imperialist influence, from Japan in the East to the Navajo of North America in the West. The text aims to make a contribution to the debate about the relationship between knowledge and.

Anthropology and Africa

Changing Perspectives on a Changing Scene

Author: Sally Falk Moore

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813915050

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 7637

No one working in Africa today or studying Africa in any discipline whatever can afford to ignore the anthropological literature. It has long been the foundational background for a variety of African studies. However, there has never been a succinct historical description of the way the Africanist field has evolved in anthropology, together with a broad bibliographical guide. This book supplies that basic information. But it does more It reviews the field as a controversial history of ideas. African studies in anthropology throw light on the way Anglo-Europeans and Americans have conceived of the rest of the world and the way academic disciplines have changed in this century.


Author: Bowker Staff,R R Bowker Publishing,Bowker

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835216166

Category: American literature

Page: 1245

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Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Monographic series

Page: N.A

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Theory and Practice in Archaeology

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134797346

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 3845

In this latest collection of his articles, of which seven are written especially for this volume, Ian Hodder captures and continues the lively controversy of the 1980s over symbolic and structural approaches to archaeology. The book acts as an overview of the developments in the discipline over the last decade; yet Hodder's brief is far wider. His aim is to break down the division between the intellectual and the "dirt" archaeologist to demonstrate that in this discipline more than any other, theory must be related to practice to save effectively our rapidly diminishing heritage.

Too Smart for Our Own Good

The Ecological Predicament of Humankind

Author: Craig Dilworth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052176436X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 530

View: 3066

A groundbreaking work explaining our ecological predicament in the context of the first scientific theory of humankind's development.

Arm und reich

die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften

Author: Jared M. Diamond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596149674

Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte

Page: 550

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