Scenes from African Urban Life
Collected Copperbelt Essays
By (author) A.L. Epstein
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Scenes from African Urban Life by A.L. Epstein
Book DescriptionA collection of papers depicting life in the copperbelt townships of Zambia, a decade before independence. New material is combined with some more well-known essays, covering the role of networks in urban social organization; the emergence of CiCopperbelti, the distinctive language of the towns; and the remarkable evangelical success of Jehovah's Witnesses. A chapter on the resurgence of beliefs in "banyama" or vampires appears for the first time in this collection and a specially written retrospect is a personal account of Epstein's years of fieldwork in the copperbelt.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748603213
(216mm x 138mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The author develops an emotional profile of the Tolai, contending that societies are distinguished as much by the shape of their emotional life as they are by their social arrangements and cultural styles. Epstein describes a wide range of mourning ceremonies and other public occasions.
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