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The Resource Knowledge and practice in Mayotte : local discourses of Islam, sorcery and spirit possession, Michael Lambek

Knowledge and practice in Mayotte : local discourses of Islam, sorcery and spirit possession, Michael Lambek

Label
Knowledge and practice in Mayotte : local discourses of Islam, sorcery and spirit possession
Title
Knowledge and practice in Mayotte
Title remainder
local discourses of Islam, sorcery and spirit possession
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lambek
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a witty, evocative style accessible to both the specialist and non-specialist reader, Michael Lambek provides a significant contribution to writing on African systems of thought, local forms of religious and therapeutic practice, social accountability, and the place of explicit forms of knowledge in the analysis of non-western societies
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lambek, Michael
Dewey number
  • 306.6/09694
  • 297/.09694
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP64.M35
LC item number
L36 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Anthropological horizons
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Mayotte
  • Spirit possession
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Islam)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Islam
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Islam)
  • Manners and customs
  • Spirit possession
  • Mayotte
  • Magie
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Magie
  • Religion
  • Mahoré
Label
Knowledge and practice in Mayotte : local discourses of Islam, sorcery and spirit possession, Michael Lambek
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Tables and Figures""; ""Preface""; ""Stylistic Conventions and Conundrums""; ""Dramatis Personae""; ""PART I: INTRODUCTIONS""; ""1 Knowledge and Hubris""; ""Knowledge, Power, and Morality""; ""Towards an Anthropology of Knowledge""; ""Transcending Subdisciplinary Boundaries""; ""Ethnography as Hermeneutic Practice""; ""2 Locating Knowledge in Mayotte: Structure, History, and Practice""; ""Cultural Diversity in Mayotte""; ""Historical Overview""; ""The Three Traditions""; ""Historical Practice""; ""Islam 'Versus' Possession?""; ""From the Sweep of Traditions to Local Views""
  • ""3 Village Organization and the Distribution of Knowledge""""The Social Distribution of Knowledge""; ""Portrait of the Villages""; ""The Social Organization of the Village from the Perspective of Knowledge""; ""The Village Fundis""; ""The Economic Basis of the Experts""; ""PART II: THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF TEXTUAL KNOWLEDGE""; ""4 Islam: The Perspective from the Path""; ""Prayer and the Projection of Moral Imperatives""; ""The Social Production of Prayer""; ""Prayer and Reciprocity""; ""The Politics of Prayer""; ""The Economy of Justice""
  • ""5 Educating Citizens: The Reproduction of Textual Knowledge""""The Three 'R's': Reading, Writing, and Recitation""; ""The Transmission of Knowledge and Authority""; ""Learning as the Embodiment of Knowledge""; ""Individuation through Learning: An Example of an Educated Citizen""; ""The Value of Learning""; ""6 Islamic Experts: Practice and Power""; ""The Vulnerability of Authority""; ""Islam and Politics: Two Public Figures""; ""Styles of Practice: Two Village Fundis""; ""Moral Intervention and Understanding""; ""Friday Prostrations: A Conflict of Interpretations and Modes of Legitimation""
  • ""The Articulation of Heterogenous Knowledge in Practice""""Certain Knowledge, Contestable Authority""; ""PART III: COUNTERPRACTICES: COSMOLOGY AND THE INS AND OUTS OF SORCERY""; ""7 Knowledge with Power: The Discipline of Cosmology""; ""Relations of (Re)production""; ""Divination as Calculation""; ""World and Body""; ""Indispensable Knowledge, Amoral Authority""; ""Interdisciplinary Challenges""; ""A Cut in Time""; ""8 Knowledge and Antipractice: Committing Sorcery""; ""The Dark Side of Knowledge""; ""The Imagination of Evil""; ""A Dead End""; ""Sorcery in Practice""
  • ""Postscript: Unleashed Accusations""""9 Removing Sorcery: Committing (to) the Cure""; ""Extractor and Client""; ""Extraction in Theory""; ""Tumbu in Practice""; ""Scepticism and the Conversation between the Disciplines""; ""The Extraction Itself: Experience and Sincerity""; ""Extraction as Performance""; ""Conviction and Good Faith""; ""PART IV: EMBODIED KNOWLEDGE AND THE PRACTICE OF SPIRIT MEDIUMS""; ""10 The Reproduction of Possession: Gaining a Voice""; ""Spirit Possession as Embodied Knowledge""; ""Gaining a Spirit as Moral Agency""; ""Public and Personal Aspects of Succession""
Control code
609961089
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 468 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442676534
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt52rxm
Publisher number
417525
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609961089
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Knowledge and practice in Mayotte : local discourses of Islam, sorcery and spirit possession, Michael Lambek
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Tables and Figures""; ""Preface""; ""Stylistic Conventions and Conundrums""; ""Dramatis Personae""; ""PART I: INTRODUCTIONS""; ""1 Knowledge and Hubris""; ""Knowledge, Power, and Morality""; ""Towards an Anthropology of Knowledge""; ""Transcending Subdisciplinary Boundaries""; ""Ethnography as Hermeneutic Practice""; ""2 Locating Knowledge in Mayotte: Structure, History, and Practice""; ""Cultural Diversity in Mayotte""; ""Historical Overview""; ""The Three Traditions""; ""Historical Practice""; ""Islam 'Versus' Possession?""; ""From the Sweep of Traditions to Local Views""
  • ""3 Village Organization and the Distribution of Knowledge""""The Social Distribution of Knowledge""; ""Portrait of the Villages""; ""The Social Organization of the Village from the Perspective of Knowledge""; ""The Village Fundis""; ""The Economic Basis of the Experts""; ""PART II: THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF TEXTUAL KNOWLEDGE""; ""4 Islam: The Perspective from the Path""; ""Prayer and the Projection of Moral Imperatives""; ""The Social Production of Prayer""; ""Prayer and Reciprocity""; ""The Politics of Prayer""; ""The Economy of Justice""
  • ""5 Educating Citizens: The Reproduction of Textual Knowledge""""The Three 'R's': Reading, Writing, and Recitation""; ""The Transmission of Knowledge and Authority""; ""Learning as the Embodiment of Knowledge""; ""Individuation through Learning: An Example of an Educated Citizen""; ""The Value of Learning""; ""6 Islamic Experts: Practice and Power""; ""The Vulnerability of Authority""; ""Islam and Politics: Two Public Figures""; ""Styles of Practice: Two Village Fundis""; ""Moral Intervention and Understanding""; ""Friday Prostrations: A Conflict of Interpretations and Modes of Legitimation""
  • ""The Articulation of Heterogenous Knowledge in Practice""""Certain Knowledge, Contestable Authority""; ""PART III: COUNTERPRACTICES: COSMOLOGY AND THE INS AND OUTS OF SORCERY""; ""7 Knowledge with Power: The Discipline of Cosmology""; ""Relations of (Re)production""; ""Divination as Calculation""; ""World and Body""; ""Indispensable Knowledge, Amoral Authority""; ""Interdisciplinary Challenges""; ""A Cut in Time""; ""8 Knowledge and Antipractice: Committing Sorcery""; ""The Dark Side of Knowledge""; ""The Imagination of Evil""; ""A Dead End""; ""Sorcery in Practice""
  • ""Postscript: Unleashed Accusations""""9 Removing Sorcery: Committing (to) the Cure""; ""Extractor and Client""; ""Extraction in Theory""; ""Tumbu in Practice""; ""Scepticism and the Conversation between the Disciplines""; ""The Extraction Itself: Experience and Sincerity""; ""Extraction as Performance""; ""Conviction and Good Faith""; ""PART IV: EMBODIED KNOWLEDGE AND THE PRACTICE OF SPIRIT MEDIUMS""; ""10 The Reproduction of Possession: Gaining a Voice""; ""Spirit Possession as Embodied Knowledge""; ""Gaining a Spirit as Moral Agency""; ""Public and Personal Aspects of Succession""
Control code
609961089
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 468 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442676534
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt52rxm
Publisher number
417525
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609961089
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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