Philosophising in Mombasa : knowledge, Islam and intellectual practice on the Swahili Coast (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Philosophising in Mombasa : knowledge, Islam and intellectual practice on the Swahili Coast

Author: Kai Kresse
Publisher: London : Edinburgh University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philosophising in Mombasa provides an approach to the anthropological study of philosophical discourses in the Swahili context of Mombasa, Kenya.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kai Kresse
ISBN: 9780748627868 0748627863
OCLC Number: 912617522
Notes: Índice.
Bibliografía: p. [267]-282.
Description: x, [3], 288 : il., mapas ; 24 cm
Contents: PROLOGUE; Approaching philosophical discourse in the Swahili context; PART ONE; Coordinates: theory, ethnography, history; CHAPTER 1; Towards an anthropology of philosophy; The ethnography of critical discourse and intellectual practice in Africa; CHAPTER 2; The Swahili context; Mombasa, the Old Town, and Kibokoni; CHAPTER 3; A neighbourhood of thinkers; Knowledge, discourse, and East African Islam; PART TWO; Contextual portrayals of local intellectuals; CHAPTER 4; Ahmed Sheikh Nabhany; Swahili poetry and the conservation of cultural knowledge; CHAPTER 5; Ahmad Nassir's poetical moral theory; Utu: how human beings ought to behave; CHAPTER 6; The Ramadhan lectures of Sheikh Abdilahi Nassir; The social critique of a politically minded Islamic scholar; PART THREE; Reconsidering ethnography, reconsidering theory; CHAPTER 7; Counterpoints and continuities: the younger generation; Intergenerational idioms: experience and perspectives; EPILOGUE; Approach and findings, conclusions and perspectives; Bibliography; Appendices; Appendix 1 Ahmed Sheikh Nabhany, Utendi wa baraza ya Iddul-l-Fitr; Appendix 2 Sheikh Abdilahi Nassir, Ramadhan lecture, 26th December 1998 (excerpt); Kiswahili original and English translation.
Responsibility: Kai Kresse.

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The opening chapter is so good that it could stand alone in a journal arguing for an anthropology of philosophy. -- Professor David Parkin, Oxford University Kai Kresse brings three traditional Read more...

 
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