Under the Kapok Tree: Identity and Difference in Beng Thought Alma Gottlieb

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Published: February 24th 2012

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Under the Kapok Tree: Identity and Difference in Beng Thought  by  Alma Gottlieb

Under the Kapok Tree: Identity and Difference in Beng Thought by Alma Gottlieb
February 24th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 201 pages | ISBN: | 5.70 Mb

In this companion volume to Parallel Worlds, Alma Gottliebexplores ideology and social practices among the Beng people of CôtedIvoire. Employing symbolic and postmodern perspectives, she highlightsthe dynamically paired notions of identity andMoreIn this companion volume to Parallel Worlds, Alma Gottliebexplores ideology and social practices among the Beng people of CôtedIvoire. Employing symbolic and postmodern perspectives, she highlightsthe dynamically paired notions of identity and difference, symbolized bythe kapok tree planted at the center of every Beng village.This book merits a number of readings.

. . . An experiment inethnography that future projects might well emulate. —Clarke K. Speed,American Anthropologist[An] evocative, rich ethnography. . . . Gottlieb does anthropology areal service. —Misty L. Bastian, American EthnologistRichly detailed. . . . This book offers a nuanced descriptive analysiswhich commands authority.

—Elizabeth Tonkin, ManExemplary. . . . Gottliebs observations on identity and difference arenot confined to rituals or other special occasions- rather she showsthat these principles emerge with equal force during daily social life.—Monni Adams, Journal of African Religion[An] excellent study.

—John McCall, Journal of FolkloreResearch



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