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The Mande blacksmiths : knowledge, power, and art in West Africa

Author: Patrick R McNaughton
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1988.
Series: Traditional arts of Africa.
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McNaughton, Patrick R.
Mande blacksmiths.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)569820439
Online version:
McNaughton, Patrick R.
Mande blacksmiths.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)607858357
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick R McNaughton
ISBN: 025333683X 9780253336835
OCLC Number: 15655499
Description: xxiv, 241 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Blacksmiths in Mande Society --
The Mande Social System --
The Nyamakala Special Professionals --
Nyamakala and the Smith's Ambiguos Status --
The Mande Smiths as Craftsmen --
Techiques --
Products --
Articulation --
Smiths and the Shape of Civilized Space --
The Principles of Medicine and Sorcery --
A Hierarchy of Practitioners --
Rainmaking --
Divination --
Doctoring --
Amulets and Secret Devices --
Social Instrumentality --
Circumcision --
The Relative Roles of Blacksmiths and Hunters --
The Blacksmiths' Sculpture --
The Character of Sculpture and the Other Roles of Smiths --
The Smiths' Iron Art --
Tamaw: the Spare Blades --
Fitinew: Iron Lamps --
Negemusow and Negesotigiw: Iron Women and Iron Horse Masters --
Komokunw: The Power Masks of the Mande Smiths --
The Mande Smiths as Men of Means --
The Problem of Explanations --
The Unity of Enterprise --
The Resolution of Movement --
The Contradiction of Position --
The Responsibility of Artists.
Series Title: Traditional arts of Africa.
Responsibility: Patrick R. McNaughton.

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