Shrines in Africa : history, politics, and society /

Explores how African shrines, in their diverse forms, are more than just points of worship - they are powerful symbols of ethnic solidarity, group cohesion, and knowledge about the landscape. This book shows how African shrines help to define ethnic boundaries, and symbolically articulate a society&...

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Other Authors: Dawson, Allan Charles, 1973- (Editor), Sterner, Judith, 1948-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Calgary, Alberta, Canada : University of Calgary Press, [2009]
Series:Africa, missing voices series ; no. 5.
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Summary:Explores how African shrines, in their diverse forms, are more than just points of worship - they are powerful symbols of ethnic solidarity, group cohesion, and knowledge about the landscape. This book shows how African shrines help to define ethnic boundaries, and symbolically articulate a society's connection with the land it occupies.
Item Description:Issued in print and electronic formats.
Title from University of Calgary Press website; viewed on 2019-12-27.
Physical Description:1 online resource (XV11, 210 pages)
Format: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.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781552385449
1552385442
9781552384862
1552384861
ISSN:1703-1826 ;