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Time, space, and the unknown : Maasai configurations of power and providence

Author: Paul Spencer
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uncertainty is an everyday aspect of life for the Maasai of East Africa. They take ritual precautions against mystical misfortune and place community life in the hands of elders whose collective  Read more...

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Spencer, Paul, 1932-
Time, space, and the unknown.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2003
(DLC) 2003046670
(OCoLC)52071542
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Spencer
ISBN: 0203583523 9780203583524 9780415317245 041531724X 9786610024797 6610024790
OCLC Number: 54491117
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 287 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION --
part Part I THE BOUNDARIES OF TIME, SPACE, AND CERTAINTY --
chapter 2 THE AGE SYSTEM, AND THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF TIME AND EXPERIENCE --
chapter 3 POWER AND THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF SPACE --
chapter 4 PROVIDENCE AND THE COSMOLOGY OF MISFORTUNE --
chapter 5 THE LOONKIDONGI DIVINERS AND PROPHETS --
chapter 6 LOONKIDONGI ORACLES AND CYCLICAL RECKONING AMONG THE MAASAI --
part Part II DIVERGING MODELS IN SPACE AND VARIATION OVER TIME --
chapter 7 THE PURKO MAASAI IN 1977 --
A northern model --
chapter 8 THE KISONKO MAASAI OF LOITOKITOK IN 1977 --
A southern model --
chapter 9 A PRE-COLONIAL MODEL AND THE HUB OF POWER --
chapter 10 ALTERNATIVE MODELS OF SOCIAL CONTROL AMONG THE ARUSHA MAASAI --
chapter 11 CONCLUSION --
The interplay of power and providence, and the theory of dilemmas.
Responsibility: Paul Spencer.
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