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The Resource The politics of religious change on the upper Guinea coast : iconoclasm done and undone, Roman Sarró

The politics of religious change on the upper Guinea coast : iconoclasm done and undone, Roman Sarró

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The politics of religious change on the upper Guinea coast : iconoclasm done and undone
Title
The politics of religious change on the upper Guinea coast
Title remainder
iconoclasm done and undone
Statement of responsibility
Roman Sarró
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2009 Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology. The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast offers an in-depth analysis of an iconoclastic religious movement initiated by a Muslim preacher among coastal Baga farmers in the French colonial period. With an ethnographic approach that listens as carefully to those who suffered iconoclastic violence as to those who wanted to 'get rid of custom', this work discusses the extent to which iconoclasm produces a rupture of religious knowledge and identity, and analyses its relevance in the making of modern nations and citizens. The book will appeal to a wide range of readers, particularly those with an interest in the anthropology of religion, iconoclasm, the history and anthropology of West Africa, or the politics of heritage. This book examines the historical complexity of the interface between Islam, tradition religions and Christianity in west Africa, and how this interface links with dramatic political changes It gives a detailed ethnographic approach through which such complex history is unveiled and analysed It presents a dialogue between the field findings, a long tradition of anthropology and the most recent anthropological debates
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
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Sarró, Ramon
Dewey number
202.18096652 22
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2470.G8
LC item number
S27 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
International African library
Series volume
38
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  • Guinea
  • Religion and politics
  • Iconoclasm
  • Guinea
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • RELIGION
  • Politique
  • Religions
  • Guinée
  • Iconoclasm
  • Manners and customs
  • Religion
  • Religion and politics
  • Guinea
  • Vandalismus
  • Kunstwerk
  • Islam
  • Bāǧa
  • Guinea
Label
The politics of religious change on the upper Guinea coast : iconoclasm done and undone, Roman Sarró
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ethnography and iconoclasm: a Rashomonian view
  • 2.
  • Rivers and Motorways
  • Language and population on the Guinean coast
  • language of the spirits
  • Mangrove rice: a tale of two species
  • river bank
  • open road
  • missing wood: Baga parents and Susu children
  • 3.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Coastal Mangroves in Pre-Colonial Times
  • Uncles and nephews: the logics of asymmetric settlement
  • Landlords, strangers and spirits
  • No room for slaves?
  • Contested spiritscapes
  • crown of Timbo: exploring pre-colonial political imagination
  • 4.
  • Chiefs, Customs and Territory: the Legacy of French Rule -- ̂
  • On cultural fatigue
  • delimitation of a 'Baga' territory
  • 1.
  • Chiefs, taxes and strangers
  • rise of Christianity
  • Fula hegemony
  • Revolt and takeover
  • Despotism and political awareness
  • burden of being Baga
  • Conclusion
  • 5.
  • Running and Hiding: the End of Colonialism and the Arrival of the Iconoclasts
  • Youth and dance: a prelude
  • Introduction: Cassava Fields, Sacred Woods
  • rise of Islam
  • stranger and the end of death
  • Spiritual encounters
  • Spiritual encounters of a different kind
  • Farewell to the Baga
  • 6.
  • Mande Tricksters and Transformations: from Iconoclastic Preachers to Iconoclastic Politicians
  • marabout who came from the east
  • Revisiting the spiritual encounters
  • Routinised iconoclasm
  • On ruins and landscape
  • Once there were landlords
  • On religious convergence
  • 7.
  • Surviving Iconoclasm
  • From children's games to elders' secrets: the story of the alipne
  • Excursus I: iconoclasm and the centripetality of knowledge -- ̂
  • urban social form: the story of the ressortissants
  • On African religion and iconoclasm
  • living space as a remote area
  • Ethnography as the art of being late
  • Landlords, citizens and iconoclasts: introducing the actors and the events
Control code
326717191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748636662
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612059056
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 205905
  • 22573/cttk1z16
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)326717191
Label
The politics of religious change on the upper Guinea coast : iconoclasm done and undone, Roman Sarró
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ethnography and iconoclasm: a Rashomonian view
  • 2.
  • Rivers and Motorways
  • Language and population on the Guinean coast
  • language of the spirits
  • Mangrove rice: a tale of two species
  • river bank
  • open road
  • missing wood: Baga parents and Susu children
  • 3.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Coastal Mangroves in Pre-Colonial Times
  • Uncles and nephews: the logics of asymmetric settlement
  • Landlords, strangers and spirits
  • No room for slaves?
  • Contested spiritscapes
  • crown of Timbo: exploring pre-colonial political imagination
  • 4.
  • Chiefs, Customs and Territory: the Legacy of French Rule -- ̂
  • On cultural fatigue
  • delimitation of a 'Baga' territory
  • 1.
  • Chiefs, taxes and strangers
  • rise of Christianity
  • Fula hegemony
  • Revolt and takeover
  • Despotism and political awareness
  • burden of being Baga
  • Conclusion
  • 5.
  • Running and Hiding: the End of Colonialism and the Arrival of the Iconoclasts
  • Youth and dance: a prelude
  • Introduction: Cassava Fields, Sacred Woods
  • rise of Islam
  • stranger and the end of death
  • Spiritual encounters
  • Spiritual encounters of a different kind
  • Farewell to the Baga
  • 6.
  • Mande Tricksters and Transformations: from Iconoclastic Preachers to Iconoclastic Politicians
  • marabout who came from the east
  • Revisiting the spiritual encounters
  • Routinised iconoclasm
  • On ruins and landscape
  • Once there were landlords
  • On religious convergence
  • 7.
  • Surviving Iconoclasm
  • From children's games to elders' secrets: the story of the alipne
  • Excursus I: iconoclasm and the centripetality of knowledge -- ̂
  • urban social form: the story of the ressortissants
  • On African religion and iconoclasm
  • living space as a remote area
  • Ethnography as the art of being late
  • Landlords, citizens and iconoclasts: introducing the actors and the events
Control code
326717191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748636662
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612059056
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 205905
  • 22573/cttk1z16
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)326717191

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