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Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Charles Gore

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633166
eISBN:
9780748652983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633166.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book explores the roles of contemporary urban shrines and their visual traditions in Benin City. It focuses on the charismatic priests and priestesses who are possessed by a pantheon of deities, ... More

Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

Ben Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635184
eISBN:
9780748652990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635184.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book argues that scholars too often assume that the state is the most important force behind change in local political communities in Africa. Studies look to the state, and to the impact of ... More

Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Carola Lentz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book draws on two decades of research and provides a social and political history of North-Western Ghana. It traces the creation of new ethnic and territorial boundaries, categories and forms of ... More

Islam and the Prayer EconomyHistory and Authority in a Malian Town

Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Benjamin Soares

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In a work that challenges the notion that fundamentalism is an appropriate analytical frame for understanding Muslim societies, Benjamin Soares explores different, and often seemingly contradictory, ... More

The Man-Leopard MurdersHistory and Society in Colonial Nigeria

The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria

David Pratten

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625536
eISBN:
9780748670659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625536.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book is an account of murder and politics in Africa, and a historical ethnography of southern Annang communities during the colonial period. Its narrative leads to events between 1945 and 1948, ... More

Masquerades of ModernityPower and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Ferdinand de Jong

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633197
eISBN:
9780748670642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633197.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

How do those on the margins of modernity face the challenges of globalization? This book demonstrates that secrecy is one of the means by which a society on the fringe of modernity produces itself as ... More

Media and Identity in Africa

Media and Identity in Africa

Kimani Njogu and John F M Middleton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Studies of the media in Africa, incorporating both African and international perspectives, are few. The thirty chapters collected here were presented as papers at a seminar organised and hosted by ... More

Medicine Murder in Colonial LesothoThe Anatomy of a Moral Crisis

Medicine Murder in Colonial Lesotho: The Anatomy of a Moral Crisis

Colin Murray and Peter Sanders

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622849
eISBN:
9780748652952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622849.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Medicine murder involved the cutting of body parts from victims, usually while they were still alive, to be used for the preparation of medicines intended to enhance the power of the perpetrators. A ... More

Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of RemoThe Local Politics of a Nigerian Nationalist

Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of Remo: The Local Politics of a Nigerian Nationalist

Insa Nolte

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638956
eISBN:
9780748653027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638956.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book examines the evolution of a distinctive Yoruba community, Remo, and the central role played in this process by the Remo-born nationalist and Yoruba leader Obafemi Awolowo (1909–87). Since ... More

Philosophising in MombasaKnowledge, Islam and Intellectual Practice on the Swahili Coast

Philosophising in Mombasa: Knowledge, Islam and Intellectual Practice on the Swahili Coast

Kai Kresse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627868
eISBN:
9780748652976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627868.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book provides an approach to the anthropological study of philosophical discourses in the Swahili context of Mombasa, Kenya. In this historically established Muslim environment, at the dawn of ... More

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