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Island in the stream : an ethnographic history of Mayotte

Author: Michael Lambek
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Anthropological horizons.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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<P>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 history and describes people's ongoing ethical engagement with their past and future. </P>
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Genre/Form: History
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LAMBEK, MICHAEL.
ISLAND IN THE STREAM.
[Place of publication not identified] : UNIV OF TORONTO PRESS, 2018
(OCoLC)1029664766
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lambek
ISBN: 9781487519049 1487519044
OCLC Number: 1066115171
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Foreword; Note on Orthography; Glossary; Preface; Part One: Prelude; 1 Introduction: The Presence of History; 2 Village Life: Kinship, Community, and Islam, 1975 and After; 3 Founding the Villages, before 1975; Part Two: Exchange, Celebration, Ceremony, through 1995; 4 Citizenship and Sociality: Practising Equality, 1975-1976; 5 Exchange, Time, and Person in Mayotte: The Structure and Destructuring of a Cultural System, 1975-1985; 6 Localizing Islamic Performances in Mayotte, 1975-1995; Part Three: Dancing to the Music of Time, through 2001 7 Choking on the Qur'an and Other Consuming Parables, 1975-19928 Nuriaty, the Saint, and the Sultan: Virtuous Subject and Subjective Virtuoso of the Postmodern Colony, to 1995; 9 The Saint, the Sea Monster, and an Invitation to a Dîner-dansant, to 2001; 10 On the Move, through 2001; Part Four: Contingent Conviviality, through 2015; 11 Marriage and Moral Horizons, 2015; 12 Present Horizons, 2015; 13 Summation: Mariam's Mirror; Acknowledgments; Notes; References; Credits; Index
Series Title: Anthropological horizons.
Responsibility: Michael Lambek ; with a foreword by Michael Jackson.
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