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Beyond bodies : rainmaking and sense making in Tanzania

Author: Todd Sanders
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo, NY : University of Toronto Press, ©2008.
Series: Anthropological horizons, 32.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Sanders, Todd, 1965-
Beyond bodies.
Toronto ; Buffalo, NY : University of Toronto Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008272080
(OCoLC)155849507
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Sanders
ISBN: 9781442628090 144262809X
OCLC Number: 682161214
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 261 pages) : illustrations, genealogical table, maps, portraits.
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.
Series Title: Anthropological horizons, 32.
Responsibility: Todd Sanders.
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Beyond Bodies examines the Ihanzu sensibilities about gender through a fine-grained ethnography of rainmaking rites.  Read more...

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