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Njoya et le royaume bamoun

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Lorsqu\'en juillet 1902, les premiers Blancs arrivent à Foumban, capitale du royaume bamoun dans l\'Ouest Cameroun, ils trouvent un peuple hiérarchisé ...

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  • Editeur: KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN: 2811140905
  • Genre: Bamun (African people)
  • Nombre de pages: 584
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Lorsqu'en juillet 1902, les premiers Blancs arrivent à Foumban, capitale du royaume bamoun dans l'Ouest Cameroun, ils trouvent un peuple hiérarchisé à peine islamisé, dirigé par un jeune roi-prêtre, génial inventeur, entre autres, d'une écriture unique au sud du Sahara. Les textes conservés révèlent l'existence d'une véritable littérature bamoun qui marque l'émergence d'une élite lettrée et engagée.


Regional Balance and National Integration in Cameroon

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This book presents a series of reflections by Cameroon scholars on a variety of topics associated with regional balance and national integration. The diffe ...

  • L'auteur : Francis B. Nyamnjoh
  • Editeur: African Books Collective
  • ISBN: 9956726265
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 596
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book presents a series of reflections by Cameroon scholars on a variety of topics associated with regional balance and national integration. The different reflections look for answers to some burning questions of the day such as: Where are we coming from? Where are we going? How are we going where we are going? Have the different state ideologies offered appropriate solutions to the quest for a strong, united, stable and prosperous nation-state? If not, what has gone wrong and why? What can be done to shape the future and accommodate the aspirations of the men and women of Cameroon and of their progeny? The book addresses the issue of national unity and national integration within the context of different political perceptions and visions. It examines the merits and demerits of the policy of regional balance of the Ahmadou Ahidjo years (1960-1982). Focus is also on the underlying flaws of this doctrine and philosophy. The debate also addresses some critical questions of the national integration policy and practices of Paul Biya, President since November 1982. The policy has failed to achieve its stated goals and has ended up in the ethnicisation and polarisation of national life. The future of the Cameroon nation-state, with its rich ethnic and cultural diversity, seems to be in jeopardy as internal forces question the management of civil society by leaders who have lost the sense of justice and equity. Why are there several voices singing the song of destitution and disappointment with the state? Have regionalism and the rhetoric of national integration and balance emerged as untenable polities within a nation-state in search of an identity and responsible leadership? These are some of the questions and issues Cameroonian and Cameroonist scholars have tried to address in this collection of 28 well-researched and outstandingly argued essays.


The Inbetweenness of Things

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We habitually categorize the world in binary logics of 'animate' and 'inanimate', 'natural' and 'supernatural', 'self' and 'other', 'authentic' and 'inauth ...

  • L'auteur : Paul Basu
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474264808
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 296
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: We habitually categorize the world in binary logics of 'animate' and 'inanimate', 'natural' and 'supernatural', 'self' and 'other', 'authentic' and 'inauthentic'. The Inbetweenness of Things rejects such Western classificatory traditions – which tend to categorize objects using bounded notions of period, place and purpose – and argues instead for a paradigm where objects are not one thing or another but a multiplicity of things at once. Adopting an 'object-centred' approach, with contributions from material culture specialists across various disciplines, the book showcases a series of objects that defy neat classification. In the process, it explores how 'things' mediate and travel between conceptual worlds in diverse cultural, geographic and temporal contexts, and how they embody this mediation and movement in their form. With an impressive range of international authors, each essay grounds explorations of cutting-edge theory in concrete case studies. An innovative, thought-provoking read for students and researchers in anthropology, archaeology, museum studies and art history which will transform the way readers think about objects.


The Archaeology of Africa

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Africa has a vibrant past. It emerges from this book as the proud possessor of a vast and highly complicated interweaving of peoples and cultures, practisi ...

  • L'auteur : Bassey Andah,Alex Okpoko,Thurstan Shaw,Paul Sinclair
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134679424
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 896
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Africa has a vibrant past. It emerges from this book as the proud possessor of a vast and highly complicated interweaving of peoples and cultures, practising an enormous diversity of economic and social strategies in an 2xtraordinary range of environmental situations. At long last the archaeology of Africa has revealed enough of Africa's unwritten past to confound preconceptions about this continent and to upset the picture inferred from historic written records. Without an understanding of its past complexities, it is impossible to grasp Africa's present, let alone its future.


Mount Pleasant

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In Cameroon in 1931, Sara is taken from her family and brought to Mount Pleasant as a gift for Sultan Njoya, the Bamum leader cast into exile by French col ...

  • L'auteur : Patrice Nganang
  • Editeur: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374713081
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In Cameroon in 1931, Sara is taken from her family and brought to Mount Pleasant as a gift for Sultan Njoya, the Bamum leader cast into exile by French colonialists. Just nine years old and on the verge of becoming one of the sultan's hundreds of wives, Sara's story takes an unexpected turn when she is recognized by Bertha, the slave in charge of training Njoya's brides, as Nebu, the son she lost tragically years before. In Sara's new life as a boy she bears witness to the world of Sultan Njoya-a magical, yet declining place of artistic and intellectual minds-and hears the story of the sultan's last days in the Palace of All Dreams and of the sad fate of Nebu, the greatest artist their culture had seen. Seven decades later, a student returns home to Cameroon to research the place it once was, and she finds Sara, silent for decades, ready to tell her story. In her serpentine tale, a lost kingdom lives again in the compromised intersection between flawed memory, tangled fiction, and faintly discernible truth. In this telling, history is invented anew and transformed-a man awakens from a coma to find the animal kingdom dancing a waltz, a spirit haunts a cocoa plantation, and a sculptor recreates his lost love in a work of art that challenges the boundary between truth and the ideal. Award-winning novelist Patrice Nganang's lyrical and majestic Mount Pleasant is a resurrection of the world of early twentieth century Cameroon and an elegy for the men and women swept up in the forces of colonization.


Architecture, pouvoir et dissidence au Cameroun

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L'architecture est un phénomène politique. au vu des monuments tels que le palais du Roi-Soleil à Versailles, cela semble aller de soi dans le contexte ...

  • L'auteur : Malaquais Dominique
  • Editeur: KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN: 2811121641
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: L'architecture est un phénomène politique. au vu des monuments tels que le palais du Roi-Soleil à Versailles, cela semble aller de soi dans le contexte des Grands Etats. En pays bamiléké, au Cameroun, l'environnement bâti joue un rôle capital dans la constitution de systèmes juridiques, d'institutions religieuses et d'entités sociales privilégiant une minorité d'aînés aux dépens d'une majorité de cadets et de femmes. Il est l'un des instruments clefs de la domination d'une élite dirigeante, mais aussi de l'articulation de l'identité individuelle. L'analyse du bâti comme appareil de domination conduit à la compréhension de la dissidence.


African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations

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This history-rich volume details the sociopolitical, economic, and artistic aspects of African kingdoms from the earliest times to the second half of the 1 ...

  • L'auteur : Saheed Aderinto
  • Editeur: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610695801
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 363
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This history-rich volume details the sociopolitical, economic, and artistic aspects of African kingdoms from the earliest times to the second half of the 19th century. • Provides relevant perspective on globalization in the pre-modern era, documenting how humans across time and places have shared various components of custom ranging from food, language, and music to religion and spirituality • Supports Common Core standards • Includes primary documents for enhancing critical thinking and research skills • Features cross references and suggestions for further reading • Highlights key facts and interesting trivia through illuminating sidebars


Échanges et communications, I

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  • L'auteur : Jean Pouillon,Pierre Maranda
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3111560163
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 729
  • Langue: French/English
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Hadija's Story

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In 1952, a woman named Hadija was brought to trial in an Islamic courtroom in the Cameroon Grassfields on a charge of bigamy. Quickly, however, the court p ...

  • L'auteur : Harmony O'Rourke
  • Editeur: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253023890
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 266
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In 1952, a woman named Hadija was brought to trial in an Islamic courtroom in the Cameroon Grassfields on a charge of bigamy. Quickly, however, the court proceedings turned to the question of whether she had been the wife or the slave-concubine of her deceased husband. In tandem with other court cases of the day, Harmony O'Rourke illuminates a set of contestations in which marriage, slavery, morality, memory, inheritance, status, and identity were at stake for Muslim Hausa migrants, especially women. As she tells Hadija's story, O'Rourke disrupts dominant patriarchal and colonial narratives that have emphasized male activities and projects to assert cultural distinctiveness, and she brings forward a new set of women's issues involving concerns for personal prosperity, the continuation of generations, and Islamic religious expectations in communities separated by long distances.


Régner au Cameroun

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Le roi Ngwa'fo des Mankon est ingénieur agricole, homme d'affaires et premier vice-président du parti de Paul Biya. Il a succédé à son père en 1959. ...

  • L'auteur : WARNIER Jean-Pierre
  • Editeur: KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN: 2811121935
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 344
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Le roi Ngwa'fo des Mankon est ingénieur agricole, homme d'affaires et premier vice-président du parti de Paul Biya. Il a succédé à son père en 1959. Son règne couvre cinquante ans d'indépendance. Il affiche des convictions modernisatrices tout en remplissant à la lettre ses fonctions monarchiques. Il fait des offrandes aux défunts. Son corps propre est investi de substances de vie ancestrales. Il les communique à son peuple et à ses épouses par sa parole, son souffle, sa salive, sa semence, et par des substances qui démultiplient ses humeurs corporelles. Il agit comme un "roi-pot" muni d'une enveloppe et d'orifices qui ordonnent et contrôlent des transits en flux entrants et sortants. Ses sujets mettent en oeuvre des techniques du corps et des techniques de soi qui les identifient à des récipients en rapport avec le corps du roi. La combinaison d'une problématique d'inspiration foucaldienne de la gouvernementalité et d'une ethnographie très concrète des pratiques matérielles et motrices, peu verbalisables, démontre que le pouvoir s'adresse aux corps et aux objets. Les sujets s'assujetissent, sans prise de conscience critique, aux enveloppes qui les contiennent.


Africa and the Africans in the Nineteenth Century: A Turbulent History

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Most histories seek to understand modern Africa as a troubled outcome of nineteenth century European colonialism, but that is only a small part of the stor ...

  • L'auteur : Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch,Mary Baker
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317477499
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Most histories seek to understand modern Africa as a troubled outcome of nineteenth century European colonialism, but that is only a small part of the story. In this celebrated book, beautifully translated from the French edition, the history of Africa in the nineteenth century unfolds from the perspective of Africans themselves rather than the European powers.It was above all a time of tremendous internal change on the African continent. Great jihads of Muslim conquest and conversion swept over West Africa. In the interior, warlords competed to control the internal slave trade. In the east, the sultanate of Zanzibar extended its reach via coastal and interior trade routes. In the north, Egypt began to modernize while Algeria was colonized. In the south, a series of forced migrations accelerated, spurred by the progression of white settlement.Through much of the century African societies assimilated and adapted to the changes generated by these diverse forces. In the end, the West's technological advantage prevailed and most of Africa fell under European control and lost its independence. Yet only by taking into account the rich complexity of this tumultuous past can we fully understand modern Africa from the colonial period to independence and the difficulties of today.


Femmes du Cameroun

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A set of articles regarding the position of women in Cameroon by anthropologists, sociologists and economists.(Articles by P. Geschiere, J.I. Guyer, J. Koo ...

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  • Editeur: KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN: 9782865371297
  • Genre: Cameroon
  • Nombre de pages: 402
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A set of articles regarding the position of women in Cameroon by anthropologists, sociologists and economists.(Articles by P. Geschiere, J.I. Guyer, J. Koopman Henn et al.)


Le Sanvi. Un Royaume Akan (1701-1901)

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Le présent ouvrage est l’édition de la thèse de Mme Henriette Dagri Diabaté soutenue en Sorbonne en octobre 1984. Il fait partie d’un ensemble de t ...

  • L'auteur : DAGRI DIABATE Henriette
  • Editeur: KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN: 2811109048
  • Genre: ,
  • Nombre de pages: 624
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Le présent ouvrage est l’édition de la thèse de Mme Henriette Dagri Diabaté soutenue en Sorbonne en octobre 1984. Il fait partie d’un ensemble de travaux académiques sur le patrimoine culturel, politique et social de la Côte d’Ivoire. Le Sanvi, un royaume Akan (1701-1901) est le résultat de treize années de recherches en pays Akan de Côte d’Ivoire et du Ghana. Cette étude vise deux objectifs à la fois complémentaires et relativement autonomes : innover dans le domaine de la méthodologie et enrichir les connaissances historiques sur cette partie du Golfe de Guinée. À partir de documents essentiellement oraux, l’auteur a réussi, par une démarche scientifique rigoureuse, à combler les lacunes, à corriger et à compléter les informations. L’ouvrage est composé de deux volumes. Le chapitre préliminaire du premier volume est consacré à l’analyse des données de la tradition orale. Il est suivi d’une étude de l’identité, de l’origine et de la migration des Anyin, futurs maîtres du Sanvi. Les deux derniers chapitres présentent les premiers occupants de la région, puis décrivent la conquête et la cristallisation du Sanvi. Le second volume est consacré à l’organisation du royaume sanvi, à l’étude de ses particularités et à ses relations avec l’extérieur. Le Sanvi, un royaume Akan (1701-1901) est l’une des premières thèses d’histoire soutenue par un chercheur ivoirien. C’est surtout une oeuvre majeure, et toujours d’actualité. Abondamment documenté et illustré, l’ouvrage est rédigé dans un style élégant qui le rend accessible autant au grand public qu’au chercheur. Henriette Dagri Diabaté est docteur d’État en histoire. Elle a été successivement professeur à l’Université d’Abidjan, ministre de la Culture puis ministre d’État, ministre de la Justice. Durant plus d’une décennie, elle a été secrétaire générale du Rassemblement des Républicains (RDR), l’un des plus grands partis de Côte d’Ivoire. Elle est actuellement Grande Chancelière de l’Ordre national de Côte d’Ivoire. Table des matières Tome I Introduction I. Les naissances insolites, et les sciences modernes II.Symbolisme et rituel d’harmonisation des enfants a titres III. Les «enfants a titres», questions philosophiques et theologiques Tome II I. Les structures sociales au Sanvi : une société à dominante matrilinéaire II. Les structures économiques au Sanvi III. Les structures politiques du Sanvi IV. Une célébration exemplaire de l’État et de la société Sanvi : l’elulie ou fête de l’igname V. La période de prospérité ou « le siècle d’Amun Ndufu » : 1844 -1885 VI. Le Sanvi d’Aka Siman Adu : le début d’un déclin (1886-1901) VII. Les actions de la balahɩnma Manlan Alua


The Art of Anthropology

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The Art of Anthropology collects together the most influential of Gell's writings, which span the past two decades, with a new introductory chapter written ...

  • L'auteur : Alfred Gell
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 100032446X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 296
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Art of Anthropology collects together the most influential of Gell's writings, which span the past two decades, with a new introductory chapter written by Gell. The essays vividly demonstrate Gell's theoretical and empirical interests and his distinctive contribution to several key areas of current anthropological enquiry. A central theme of the essays is Gel's highly original exploration of diagrammatic imagery as the site where social relations and cognitive processes converge and crystallise. Gell tracks this imagery across studies of tribal market transactions, dance forms, the iconicity of language and his most recent and groundbreaking analyses of artworks.Written with Gell's characteristic fluidity and grace and generously illustrated with Gell's original drawings and diagrams, the book will interest art historians, sociologists and geographers no less than anthropologists, challenging, as it does, established ideas about exchange, representation, aesthetics, cognition and spatial and temporal processes.


Nso and Its Neighbours. Readings in the Social History of the Western Grassfields of Cameroon

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This is a rich and compelling volume of readings in social history on Nso' and its neighbours in the Western Grassfields of Cameroon. It consists of 19 ess ...

  • L'auteur : Bongfen Chem-Langhëë,Verkijika G. Fanso
  • Editeur: African Books Collective
  • ISBN: 9956717533
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 494
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This is a rich and compelling volume of readings in social history on Nso' and its neighbours in the Western Grassfields of Cameroon. It consists of 19 essays by some of the leading historians, archeologists and ethnographers of the region, with seminal contributions by Jean-Pierre Warnier, Paul Nchoji Nkwi, Bongfen Chem-Langhee, Phyllis Kaberry, E.M Chilver, Miriam Goheen, Ian Flower, Dan Lantum and V.G. Fanso. The book covers a broad range of themes from precolonial times to date, including trade, alliances, diplomacy, the iron industry, colonial impact, continuities, discontinuities and compromise, general persistence, ideology and conflict. Warnier draws on linguistic and archaeological data to argue that this region has been settled for several millennia, very probably continuously, and that its landscapes are very ancient and have resulted from many human and natural forces other than the simple clearance of the forest cover of the region at an uncertain date as some authors have postulated. Using data on inter-group diplomacy and alliances, Nkwi puts into question some problematic theses on persistence hostilities and enhances knowledge of the precolonial history of the region. Fowler and Chem-Langhee show how local conditions and needs fostered the spirit and practice of cooperative ventures in the precolonial period, which provided the driving force and the ideological and structural underpinnings for the successful and smooth introduction of modern modes of cooperation in the area during the colonial and postcolonial periods. The rest of the studies have a unifying theme or thesis, namely, that despite the entry and assault of external, influences, particularly those associated with colonialism, Christianity and Islam, the traditional institutions, customs and value systems of the Nso' and their neighbours have resisted major change and their total corrosion is not yet in sight. The volume illustrates the proposition that historical research is a continuous process of rediscovery which provides new questions, and also that the evidence of other disciplines - linguistics, archaeology and palaeobotany for example - may give rise to many new lines of inquiry and help to correct the documentary record and explain oral tradition. Herein lies the most important element of this experimental collection. Its editors hope that it will provoke other similar collections.


African Material Culture

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"This volume has much to recommend it -- providing fascinating and stimulating insights into many arenas of material culture, many of which still remain on ...

  • L'auteur : Mary Jo Arnoldi,Kris L. Hardin
  • Editeur: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253116635
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "This volume has much to recommend it -- providing fascinating and stimulating insights into many arenas of material culture, many of which still remain only superficially explored in the archaeological literature." -- Archaeological Review "... a vivid introduction to the topic.... A glimpse into the unique and changing identities in an ever-changing world." -- Come-All-Ye Fourteen interdisciplinary essays open new perspectives for understanding African societies and cultures through the contextualized study of objects, treating everything from the production of material objects to the meaning of sticks, masquerades, household tools, clothing, and the television set in the contemporary repertoire of African material culture.


The Imagined, the Imaginary and the Symbolic

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Exploring the close relationship between the real and the symbolic and imaginary What you imagined is not always imaginary, but everything that is imaginar ...

  • L'auteur : Maurice Godelier
  • Editeur: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1786637715
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 176
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Exploring the close relationship between the real and the symbolic and imaginary What you imagined is not always imaginary, but everything that is imaginary is imagined. It is by imagining that people make the impossible become possible. In mythology or religion, however, those things that are imagined are never experienced as being imaginary by believers. The realm of the imagined is even more real than the real; it is super-real, surreal. Lévi-Strauss held that "the real, the symbolic and the imaginary" are three separate orders. Maurice Godelier demonstrates the contrary: that the real is not separate from the symbolic and the imaginary. For instance, for a portion of humanity, rituals and sacred objects and places attest to the reality and therefore the truth that God, gods or spirits exist. The symbolic enables people to signify what they think and do, encompassing thought, spilling over into the whole body, but also pervading temples, palaces, tools, foods, mountains, the sea, the sky and the earth. It is real. Godelier's book goes to the strategic heart of the social sciences, for to examine the nature and role of the imaginary and the symbolic is also to attempt to account for the basic components of all societies and ultimately of human existence. And these aspects in turn shape our social and personal identity.


African Myths of Origin

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Gathering a wide range of traditional African myths, this compelling new collection offers tales of heroes battling mighty serpents and monstrous birds, br ...

  • L'auteur : Stephen Belcher
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141935316
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 544
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Gathering a wide range of traditional African myths, this compelling new collection offers tales of heroes battling mighty serpents and monstrous birds, brutal family conflict and vengeance, and desperate migrations across vast and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic stories of communities forced to flee monstrous crocodiles, all the narratives found here concern origins - whether of the universe, peoples or families. Together, they create a kaleidoscopic picture of the rich and varied oral traditions that have shaped the culture and society of successive generations of Africans for thousands of years, throughout the long struggle to survive and explore this massive and environmentally diverse continent.


Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

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The first comprehensive analysis of Muslim movements of reform in modern sub-Saharan AfricaBased on twelve case studies (Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Cha ...

  • L'auteur : Roman Loimeier
  • Editeur: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474414915
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 560
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The first comprehensive analysis of Muslim movements of reform in modern sub-Saharan AfricaBased on twelve case studies (Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and the Comoros), this book looks at patterns and peculiarities of different traditions of Islamic reform. Considering both Sufi- and Salafi-oriented movements in their respective historical contexts, it stresses the importance of the local context to explain the different trajectories of development.The book studies the social, religious and political impact of these reform movements in both historical and contemporary times and asks why some have become successful as popular mass movements, while others failed to attract substantial audiences. It also considers jihad-minded movements in contemporary Mali, northern Nigeria and Somalia and looks at modes of transnational entanglement of movements of reform. Against the background of a general inquiry into what constitutes areform, the text responds to the question of what areform actually means for Muslims in contemporary Africa.Key featuresBiographies of reformist scholars complement the textCase studies are placed in the context of the dynamics of areform in the larger world of IslamAddresses the importance of trans-national entanglements and their formative powerFocuses on the dynamics of social and religious development, the political dynamics of Islamic areform and issues of youth, generational change and gender


African Crossroads

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Cameroon is characterized by an extraordinary geographical, cultural, and linguistic diversity. This collection of essays by eminent historians and anthrop ...

  • L'auteur : Ian Fowler,David Zeitlyn
  • Editeur: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1782388788
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 250
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Cameroon is characterized by an extraordinary geographical, cultural, and linguistic diversity. This collection of essays by eminent historians and anthropologists summarizes three generations of research in Cameroon that began with the collaboration of Phyllis Kaberry and E. M. Chilver soon after the Second World War and continues to this day. The idea for this book arose from a concern to recognize the continuing influence of E. M. Chilver on a wide variety of social, historical, political and economic studies. The result is a volume with a broad historical scope yet one that also focuses on major contemporary theoretical issues such as the meaning and construction of ethnic identities and the anthropological study of historical processes. For more information on this title and related publications, go to http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/Chilver/index.html


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