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Island in the stream : an ethnographic history of Mayotte

Author: Michael Lambek
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Anthropological horizons.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Island in the Stream introduces an original genre of ethnographic history as it follows a community on Mayotte, an East African island in the Mozambique Channel, through eleven periods of fieldwork between 1975 and 2015. Over this 40-year span Mayotte shifted from a declining and neglected colonial backwater to a full département of the French state. In a highly unusual postcolonial trajectory, citizens of Mayotte  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lambek
ISBN: 9781487503918 1487503911 9781487522995 1487522991
OCLC Number: 1029664766
Description: xxxi, 334 pages : map, illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part one: prelude --
Introduction: the presence of history --
Village life: kinship, community, and Islam, 1975 and after --
Founding the villages, before 1975 --
Part two: exchange, celebration, ceremony, through 1995 --
Citizenship and sociality: practising equality, 1975-1976 --
Exchange, time, and person in Mayotte: the structure and destructuring of a cultural system, 1975-1985 --
Localizing Islamic performances in Mayotte, 1975-1995 --
Part three: dancing to the music of time, through 2001 --
Choking on the Qur'an and other consuming parables, 1975-1992 --
Nuriaty, the saint, and the sultan: virtuous subject and subjective virtuoso of the postmodern colony, to 1995 --
The saint, the sea monster, and an invitation to a Dîner-dansant, to 2001 --
On the move, through 2001 --
Part four: contingent conviviality, through 2015 --
Marriage and moral horizons, 2015 --
Present horizons, 2015 --
Summation: Mariam's mirror.
Series Title: Anthropological horizons.
Other Titles: Ethnographic history of Mayotte
Responsibility: Michael Lambek ; with a foreword by Michael Jackson.

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This book follows the trajectory of life in an African island community as composed of ethnographic portraits taken over eleven visits across 40 years. It initiates an original genre of ethnographic  Read more...

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