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Returning life : language, life force and history in Kilimanjaro

Author: Knut Christian Myhre
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2018.
Series: Methodology and history in anthropology, v. 32.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A group of Chagga-speaking men descend the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to butcher animals and pour milk, beer, and blood on the ground, requesting rain for their continued existence. Returning Life explores how this event engages activities where life-force is transferred and transformed to afford and affect beings of different kinds. Historical sources demonstrate how the phenomenon of life-force encompasses coffee  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Myhre, Knut Christian, 1971-
Returning life.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017050584
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Knut Christian Myhre
ISBN: 9781785336669 1785336665
OCLC Number: 1008772623
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 319 pages).
Contents: Prologue --
Introduction --
Kaa : historical transformations in production and habitation --
Ialika : marrying as a mode of extension --
Horu : channelling bodies and shifting subjects in an engaging world --
Idamira : burial as emplacement and displacement --
Iabisa : cursing as a linguistic and material practice --
Ngakuuriya moo : returning life, affording rain.
Series Title: Methodology and history in anthropology, v. 32.
Responsibility: Knut Christian Myhre.

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Returning Life explores how language and action affect life-force. Diverse sources demonstrate how this phenomenon extends to coffee cash-cropping, Catholic Christianity, and colonial and  Read more...

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