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The Resource Beyond bodies : rainmaking and sense making in Tanzania, Todd Sanders

Beyond bodies : rainmaking and sense making in Tanzania, Todd Sanders

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Beyond bodies : rainmaking and sense making in Tanzania
Title
Beyond bodies
Title remainder
rainmaking and sense making in Tanzania
Statement of responsibility
Todd Sanders
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For over a century, the Ihanzu of north-central Tanzania have conducted rainmaking rites. As with similar rites found across sub-Saharan Africa, these rites are replete with gender, sexual, and fertility motifs. Social scientists have typically explained such things as symbolizing human bodies and the act of procreation. But what happens when our interlocutors deny such symbolic explanations, when they insist that rain rites and the gender and sexual motifs in them do not symbolize anything but rather aim simply to bring rain?" "Beyond Bodies examines Ihanzu sensibilities about gender through a fine-grained ethnography of rainmaking rites. It considers the meaning of ritual practices in a society in which gender is not as bound to the body as it is in the Euro-American imagination. Engaging with recent anthropological and gender theory, this book calls crucially into question how social scientists have explained gender symbolism in a host of ethnographic and historical studies from across Africa."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sanders, Todd
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Anthropological horizons
Series volume
32
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Isanzu (African people)
  • Rain-making rites
  • Sex role
  • Iramba District (Tanzania)
  • Social epistemology
  • Pluie
  • Isanzu (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Iramba (Tanzanie : District)
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Épistémologie sociale
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Religionsethnologie
  • Regenzauber
  • Ritus
  • Geschlechterforschung
  • Tansania
  • Nilamba
  • Manners and customs
  • Rain-making rites
  • Sex role
  • Social epistemology
  • Tanzania
Label
Beyond bodies : rainmaking and sense making in Tanzania, Todd Sanders
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-247) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn682161214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442628090
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt123dscf
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  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)682161214
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
Beyond bodies : rainmaking and sense making in Tanzania, Todd Sanders
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-247) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn682161214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442628090
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt123dscf
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)682161214
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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