The Earth Shakers of Madagascar: An Anthropological Study of Authority, Fertility and Creation (LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology v. 73)

The Earth Shakers of Madagascar: An Anthropological Study of Authority, Fertility and Creation (LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology v. 73)

By: Oliver Woolley (author)Hardback

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An analysis of how the complex rituals of Sahafatra culture are used to transform a once barren landscape into agricultural land.

About Author

Oliver Woolley recently completed his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Contents

Introduction: the wasteland and its people and history; the bigger picture - background and theory; the authority system in the wasteland; competing idioms of power; testing - the process of becoming a senior panjaka; the potency of the panjaka; the 'raising up' of the panjaka as human alchemy; funerary and commemorative practices; conclusion: composite power and the cult of creation.

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  • ISBN13: 9780826457509
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780826457509
  • weight: 521
  • ISBN10: 0826457509

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