Shrines in Africa : History, Politics, and Society

Dawson, Allan Charles (EDT)

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Book Description University of Calgary Press, Canada, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the African context, shrines are cultural signposts that help one understand and read the ethnic, territorial, and social lay of the land. The contributions gathered here by Allan Charles Dawson demonstrate how African shrines help to define ethnic boundaries, shape group identity, and symbolically articulate a society s connection with the land it occupies. Shrines are physical manifestations of a group s claim to a particular piece of land and are thus markers of identity - they represent, both figuratively and literally, a community s roots in the land it works and lives on. The shrine is representative of a connection with the land at the cosmological and supernatural level and, in terms of a community s or ethnic group s claim to cultivable territory, serves as a reminder to outsiders of ownership. Shrines in Africa explores how African shrines, in all their variable and diverse forms, are more than just spiritual vessels or points of worship - they are powerful symbols of ethnic solidarity, group cohesion, and knowledge about the landscape. Moreover, in ways subtle and nuanced, shrines represent ideas about legitimacy and authenticity in the context of the post-colonial African state. Seller Inventory # AAG9781552382462

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Book Description University of Calgary Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 228 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.6in.In the African context, shrines are cultural signposts that help one understand and read the ethnic, territorial, and social lay of the land. Shrines in Africa demonstrates how African shrines help to define ethnic boundaries, shape group identity, and symbolically articulate a societys connection with the land it occupies. Shrines are physical manifestations of a groups claim to a particular piece of land and are thus markers of identitythey represent, both figuratively and literally, a communitys roots in the land it works and lives on. The shrine is representative of a connection with the land at the cosmological and supernatural level and, in terms of a communitys or ethnic groups claim to cultivable territory, serves as a reminder to outsiders of ownership. This volume explores how African shrines, in all their variable and diverse forms, are more than just spiritual vessels or points of worshipthey are powerful symbols of ethnic solidarity, group cohesion, and knowledge about the landscape. Moreover, in ways subtle and nuanced, shrines represent ideas about legitimacy and authenticity in the context of the post-colonial African state. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781552382462

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