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by Allan C. Dawson

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  • ISBN 155238246X
  • ISBN13 978-1552382462
  • Language English
  • Author Allan C. Dawson
  • Publisher University of Calgary Press (February 1, 2009)
  • Pages 228
  • Formats lrf txt mbr azw
  • Category History
  • Subcategory World
  • Size ePub 1175 kb
  • Size Fb2 1344 kb
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In the African context, shrines are cultural signposts that help one understand and read the ethnic, territorial, and social lay of the land. The contributions gathered here by Allan Charles Dawson demonstrate how African shrines help to define ethnic boundaries, shape group identity, and symbolically articulate a society's connection with the land it occupies.Shrines are physical manifestations of a group's claim to a particular piece of land and are thus markers of identity - they represent, both figuratively and literally, a community's 'roots' in the land it works and lives on. The shrine is representative of a connection with the land at the cosmological and supernatural level and, in terms of a community's or ethnic group's claim to cultivable territory, serves as a reminder to outsiders of ownership. Shrines in Africa explores how African shrines, in all their variable and diverse forms, are more than just spiritual vessels or points of worship - they are powerful symbols of ethnic solidarity, group cohesion, and knowledge about the landscape. Moreover, in ways subtle and nuanced, shrines represent ideas about legitimacy and authenticity in the context of the post-colonial African state.

The notion and anthropological approach to shrines Earth shrines are a widespread phenomenon in Africa (Dawson 2009). They appear in the form of an artefact or a natural feature of the landscape, such as a significant tree, a rock or a watercourse.

The notion and anthropological approach to shrines Earth shrines are a widespread phenomenon in Africa (Dawson 2009).

In the African context, shrines are cultural signposts that help one understand and read the ethnic, territorial, and social lay of the land

In the African context, shrines are cultural signposts that help one understand and read the ethnic, territorial, and social lay of the land. The contributions gathered here by Allan Charles Dawson demonstrate how African shrines help to define ethnic boundaries, shape group identity, and symbolically articulate a society's connection with the land it occupies.

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Book Description: In the African context, shrines are cultural signposts that help one understand and read the ethnic, territorial, and social lay of the land. Shrines in Africa explores how African shrines, in all their variable and diverse forms, are more than just spiritual vessels or points of worship - they are powerful symbols of ethnic solidarity, group cohesion, and knowledge about the landscape.

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In the African context, shrines are cultural signposts that help one understand and read the ethnic, territorial, and social lay of the land. The contributions gathered here by Allan Charles Dawson demonstrate how African shrines help to define ethnic boundaries, shape group identity, and symbolically articulate a society's connection with the land it occupies

Shrines in Africa: History, Politics, and Society (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, c2009), ed. by Allan Charles Dawson (PDF files at University of Calgary).

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Shrines in Africa explores how African shrines, in all their variable and diverse forms, are more than just spiritual vessels or points of. .Allan Charles Dawson is assistant professor of Anthropology at Drew University.

Shrines in Africa explores how African shrines, in all their variable and diverse forms, are more than just spiritual vessels or points of worship-they are powerful symbols of ethnic solidarity, group cohesion, and knowledge about the landscape. Moreover, in ways subtle and nuanced, shrines represent ideas about legitimacy and authenticity in the context of the post-colonial African state.