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Truth in motion : the recursive anthropology of Cuban divination

Author: Martin Holbraad
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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Embarking on an ethnographic journey to the inner barrios of Havana among practitioners of If̀, a prestigious Afro-Cuban tradition of divination, Truth in Motion reevaluates Western ideas about truth in light of the practices and ideas of a wildly different, and highly respected, model. Acutely focusing on If̀, Martin Holbraad takes the reader inside consultations, initiations, and lively public debates to show how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Holbraad, Martin.
Truth in Motion : The Recursive Anthropology of Cuban Divination.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Holbraad
ISBN: 9780226349220 0226349225
OCLC Number: 793511133
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction: The Question of Truth in the Historiography and Ethnography of Ifá Divination; Chapter 1. Truth in Anthropology: From Nature and Culture to Recursive Analysis; Chapter 2. Truth Beyond Doubt: The Alterity of Divination; Chapter 3. Living Ifá: The Matter of Truth; Chapter 4. Mythical Transcendence and Ritual Elicitation: The Cosmo --
Praxis of Ifá Divination; Chapter 5. The Ontology of Motion: Power, Powder, and Vertical Transformation; Chapter 6. Divinatory Metamorphosis: Symbolism, Interpretation, and the Motility of Meaning. Chapter 7. The Event of Truth: Coincidence, Revelation, BewildermentChapter 8. Definition and Obligation: The Truth of the Oracles; Conclusion: Anthropological Truth; Epilogue: On Humility; Appendix A: The Naming and Ranking of Divinatory Configurations; Appendix B: "Papers of Ifá": An Example; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Responsibility: Martin Holbraad.

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