Those Who Play with Fire Hardback

Gender, Fertility and Transformation in East and Southern Africa

by Bwire Kaare, Henrietta L. Moore, Todd Sanders

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Those Who Play with Fire

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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 re imagine 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.

Those Who Play with Fire by Bwire Kaare; Henrietta L. Moore; Todd Sanders was published by A& C Black Publishers Ltd in July 1970. The ISBN for Those Who Play with Fire is 9780485195699.

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Details for Those Who Play with Fire

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherA& C Black Publishers Ltd (July 1970)
Number of Pages320
Thickness24 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1151233
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