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Theory of African Music
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Gerhard Kubik
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-30 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Vol. 1 previously published in 1994 by F. Noetzel.
Årstryck - Göteborgs etnografiska museum
Language: en
Authors: Göteborgs etnografiska museum
Categories: Ethnology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1977 - Publisher:

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Rituals of Manhood
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Gilbert H. Herdt
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-08 - Publisher: Routledge

Rituals of Manhood provides some of the most dramatic and richly textured accounts of ritual passages known to anthropologists of the late twentieth century. When in an earlier time anthropologists and sociologists described collective initiation rituals, the political and gender aspects of these practices were seldom underscored. Today, the power
Androgynous Objects
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Maureen A. MacKenzie
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Androgynous Objects explores the way meaning is encoded in material culture by focusing on the androgynous symbolism of the looped string bag, or bilum, of the Telefol people of Central New Guinea. The web of meanings 'woven' into the bag is shown to extend beyond women's lives and bodies. It
The World and the Word
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Nongenile M. Zenani
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-10-01 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

A master storyteller of the Xhosa people of South Africa, Nongenile Masithathu Zenani gives us an unprecedented view of an oral society from within. Twenty-four of her complex and beautiful tales about birth, puberty, marriage, and work, as told to the renowned collector of African oral tradition, Harold Scheub, are