Under the Kapok Tree: Identity and Difference in Beng Thought

Under the Kapok Tree: Identity and Difference in Beng Thought

By: Alma Gottlieb (author)Paperback

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In this companion volume to "Parallel Worlds," Alma Gottlieb explores ideology and social practices among the Beng people of Cote d'Ivoire. Employing symbolic and postmodern perspectives, she highlights the dynamically paired notions of identity and difference, symbolized by the kapok tree planted at the centre of every Beng village.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 05/12/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780226305073
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 302
  • ID: 9780226305073
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 0226305074

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