Tuhami by Vincent Crapanzano
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By Vincent Crapanzano


Portrait of a Moroccan New edition

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Tuhami by Vincent Crapanzano

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Tuhami is an illiterate Moroccan tilemaker who believes himself married to a camel-footed she-demon. A master of magic and a superb story-teller, Tuhami lives in a dank, windowless hovel near the kiln where he works. Nightly he suffers visitations from the demons and saints who haunt his life, and he seeks, with crippling ambivalence, liberation from 'A'isha Qandisha, the she-demon. In a sensitive and bold experiment in interpretive ethnography, Crapanzano presents Tuhami's bizarre account of himself and his world. In so doing, Crapanzano draws on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and symbolism to reflect upon the nature of reality and truth and to probe the limits of anthropology itself. "Tuhami" has become one of the most important and widely cited representatives of a new understanding of the whole discipline of anthropology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226118710
ISBN-10: 0226118711
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 139mm x 13mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1986
Country of Publication: United States

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