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Knowledge and practice in Mayotte : local discourses of Islam, sorcery and spirit possession

Author: Michael Lambek
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©1993.
Series: Anthropological horizons.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a witty, evocative style accessible to both the specialist and non-specialist reader, Michael Lambek provides a significant contribution to writing on African systems of thought, local forms of religious and therapeutic practice, social accountability, and the place of explicit forms of knowledge in the analysis of non-western societies.
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Lambek, Michael.
Knowledge and practice in Mayotte.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©1993
(DLC) 94150337
(OCoLC)28019703
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lambek
ISBN: 9781442676534 1442676531 1281997277 9781281997272
OCLC Number: 609961089
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 468 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Tables and Figures""; ""Preface""; ""Stylistic Conventions and Conundrums""; ""Dramatis Personae""; ""PART I: INTRODUCTIONS""; ""1 Knowledge and Hubris""; ""Knowledge, Power, and Morality""; ""Towards an Anthropology of Knowledge""; ""Transcending Subdisciplinary Boundaries""; ""Ethnography as Hermeneutic Practice""; ""2 Locating Knowledge in Mayotte: Structure, History, and Practice""; ""Cultural Diversity in Mayotte""; ""Historical Overview""; ""The Three Traditions""; ""Historical Practice""; ""Islam 'Versus' Possession?""; ""From the Sweep of Traditions to Local Views"" ""3 Village Organization and the Distribution of Knowledge""""The Social Distribution of Knowledge""; ""Portrait of the Villages""; ""The Social Organization of the Village from the Perspective of Knowledge""; ""The Village Fundis""; ""The Economic Basis of the Experts""; ""PART II: THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF TEXTUAL KNOWLEDGE""; ""4 Islam: The Perspective from the Path""; ""Prayer and the Projection of Moral Imperatives""; ""The Social Production of Prayer""; ""Prayer and Reciprocity""; ""The Politics of Prayer""; ""The Economy of Justice"" ""5 Educating Citizens: The Reproduction of Textual Knowledge""""The Three 'R's': Reading, Writing, and Recitation""; ""The Transmission of Knowledge and Authority""; ""Learning as the Embodiment of Knowledge""; ""Individuation through Learning: An Example of an Educated Citizen""; ""The Value of Learning""; ""6 Islamic Experts: Practice and Power""; ""The Vulnerability of Authority""; ""Islam and Politics: Two Public Figures""; ""Styles of Practice: Two Village Fundis""; ""Moral Intervention and Understanding""; ""Friday Prostrations: A Conflict of Interpretations and Modes of Legitimation"" ""The Articulation of Heterogenous Knowledge in Practice""""Certain Knowledge, Contestable Authority""; ""PART III: COUNTERPRACTICES: COSMOLOGY AND THE INS AND OUTS OF SORCERY""; ""7 Knowledge with Power: The Discipline of Cosmology""; ""Relations of (Re)production""; ""Divination as Calculation""; ""World and Body""; ""Indispensable Knowledge, Amoral Authority""; ""Interdisciplinary Challenges""; ""A Cut in Time""; ""8 Knowledge and Antipractice: Committing Sorcery""; ""The Dark Side of Knowledge""; ""The Imagination of Evil""; ""A Dead End""; ""Sorcery in Practice"" ""Postscript: Unleashed Accusations""""9 Removing Sorcery: Committing (to) the Cure""; ""Extractor and Client""; ""Extraction in Theory""; ""Tumbu in Practice""; ""Scepticism and the Conversation between the Disciplines""; ""The Extraction Itself: Experience and Sincerity""; ""Extraction as Performance""; ""Conviction and Good Faith""; ""PART IV: EMBODIED KNOWLEDGE AND THE PRACTICE OF SPIRIT MEDIUMS""; ""10 The Reproduction of Possession: Gaining a Voice""; ""Spirit Possession as Embodied Knowledge""; ""Gaining a Spirit as Moral Agency""; ""Public and Personal Aspects of Succession""
Series Title: Anthropological horizons.
Responsibility: Michael Lambek.
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