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Fulbe Voices

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Publisher Comments:

Fulbe Voices is based on everyday conversations in the West African village of Domaayo, Cameroon, where men and women struggle with the multiple cultural contradictions and social tensions emerging from their varied perspectives as farmers and entrepreneurs, schoolboys and elders, married and free women, rulers and ruled, Muslim scholars and spirit workers. Though sharing many terms of debate, Fulbe persons passionately argue about Muslim ideals and “pagan” practices, about Fulbe tradition and national reform, and about local histories and global flows. In Fulbe culture, social worlds are articulated and transformed through narrative and embodied performance.

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Regis (anthropology, Louisiana State U.) uses a discourse- centered approach to present an account of daily life in the West African village of Domaayo, Cameroon. The text is based upon conversations between Fulbe people as they discuss such topics as their hybrid Islamic faith, male circumcision, kinship, and medical practices. The text is accompanied throughout by b&w photographs of Fulbe people participating in everyday activities.
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Synopsis:

Attending to everyday conversations and embodied performances about Islam, marriage, medicine, and Fulbe identity, Fulbe Voices provides a richly textured exploration of the dynamics of cultural diversity in a village in Cameroon.

About the Author

Helen A. Regis is assistant professor of anthropology at Louisiana State University. She is coauthor (with John Bartkowski) of Charitable Choices: Religion, Race, and Poverty in the Post-Welfare Era and is currently writing a book on race, politics, and performance in New Orleans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813338163
Author:
Regis, Helen A.
Publisher:
Westview Press
Author:
Regis, Helen
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10 oz

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Sub Saharan Africa
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
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Attending to everyday conversations and embodied performances about Islam, marriage, medicine, and Fulbe identity, Fulbe Voices provides a richly textured exploration of the dynamics of cultural diversity in a village in Cameroon.
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