Those Who Play with Fire by Henrietta L. Moore
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Those Who Play with Fire
By Henrietta L. Moore

Those Who Play with Fire

Gender, Fertility and Transformation in East and Southern Africa

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Those Who Play with Fire by Henrietta L. Moore

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Whether initiating girls or healing cattle, bringing rain or protesting taxation, many in Africa share a vision of a world where the cultural, symbolic and cosmic categories of 'male' and 'female' serve, through ritual, to both reimagine and transform the world. Those Who Play With Fire introduces recent gender theory to the analysis of African ethnography, exploring the ways in which ideational gender categories permeate African systems of thought and ritual practices. Thus, the book provides a powerful framework with which to evaluate previous ethnographic material on Africa. In addition, Those Who Play With Fire presents a broad range of new case studies - of hunter-gatherers, agriculturalists and pastoralists - revealing the varied and complex ways in which African ideas and ideals of what it means to be 'male' and 'female' broadly inform and give meaning to a wide range of transformative rituals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826463678
ISBN-10: 0826463673
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Henrietta L. Moore

Henrietta L. Moore is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Gender Institute and Todd Sanders is Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, both at the London School of Economics. Bwire Kaare is Lecturer in the Institute of Finance Management, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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