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"... the contributors to Â Status and Identity in West Africa have swept away the dust that has obscured the study of the societies of western Sudan and have made it possible to pursue the salutory work of decolonizing the history and sociology of these regions."Â —American Ethnologist
"This discussion is among the most significant contributions that African studies can make to the contemporary global dialogue on multicultural issues." —Choice
"It is ‘must’ reading for anyone who works in African literature today." —Research in African Literatures
"...an indispensable guide to understanding the producers of art in the Mande world, including the art of the spoken word. The writing and arguments are clear and jargon-free...it will provide a rich harvest of detailed original research..." —African Arts
"[This] book... is the most impressive effort to look at these groups in comparative perspective. The essays fit together nicely to challenge notions that came out of colonial scholarship." —Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"... the volume makes a significant contribution to the social history and ongoing processes of cultural pluralism in West Africa." —Journal of Religion in Africa
The Â nyamakalaw—blacksmiths, potters, leather-workers, bards, and other artists and specialists among the Mande-speaking peoples of West Africa—play powerful roles in Mande society. This book presents the first full portrait of one of Africa’s most powerful and least understood social groups.
From the Back Cover: The nyamakalaw, a major professional class of artists and other occupationally defined specialists among the Mande-speaking peoples of West Africa, play powerful roles in Mande society. This book critiques Western perceptions of nyamakalaw that led to the colonial construction of the Mande 'caste' system.
Titel: Status and Identity in West Africa: ...
Verlag: Indiana University Press
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Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0253314097
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 1995. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0253314097-2-4
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0253314097I4N10
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0253314097