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Explorations in African systems of thought / edited by Ivan Karp and Charles S. Bird.

; Bird, Charles S. (Charles Stephen), 1935- ; Indiana University, Bloomington. African Studies Program
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1980] .
ISBN 0253195233, 9780253195234

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Other Authors Bird, Charles S. 1935-
Karp, Ivan.
Indiana University, Bloomington. African Studies Program.
Subjects Africa -- Religion.
Afrikaanse filosofie.
Afrique -- Religion.
Cognition and culture -- Africa.
Cognition and culture.
Cognition et culture -- Afrique.
Ethnophilosophie -- Afrique.
Ethnophilosophy -- Africa.
Religions africaines.
Series African systems of thought.
Description vi, 337 pages ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1980]
Notes Papers given at a seminar organized for the African Studies Program at Indiana University in 1977.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents sect. 1. Modes of thought: The Mande hero / Charles S. Bird and Martha B. Kendall -- Heat, physiology, and cosmogony: Rites de passage among the Thonga / Luc de Heusch -- Edification by puzzlement / James Fernandez -- The story of Kintu: myth, death, and ontology in Buganda / Benjamin Ray -- sect. 2. Images of social experience: Beer drinking and social experience in an African society: an essay in formal sociology / Ivan Karp -- A reconsideration of divine kingship / James H. Vaughan -- Women and men in two East African societies / T.O. Beidelman -- Taxonomy versus dynamics revisited: the interpretation of misfortune in a polyethnic community / W. Arens -- sect. 3. Cultural dynamics: Revitalization and the genesis of cults in pragmatic religion: the Kita rite of passage among the Suku / Igor Kopytoff -- Normal and revolutionary divination: a Kuhnian approach to African traditional thought / Dan F. Bauer and John Hinnant -- Social change and the history of misfortune among the Bashu of Eastern Zaïre / Randall M. Packard -- The village and the cattle camp: aspects of Atuot religion / John W. Burton -- sect. 4. Comparisons: African religions: types and generalizations / Wyatt MacGaffey.
Geographic Area Africa
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6250162
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