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Beyond Bodies: Rain-making and Sense-making in Tanzania - Anthropological Horizons (Hardback)
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Beyond Bodies: Rain-making and Sense-making in Tanzania - Anthropological Horizons (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 05/01/2008
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For over a century, the Ihanzu of north-central Tanzania have conducted rainmaking rites. As with similar rites found across sub-Saharan Africa, these rites are replete with gender, sexual, and fertility motifs. Social scientists have typically explained such things as symbolizing human bodies and the act of procreation. But what happens when our interlocutors deny such symbolic explanations, when they insist that rain rites and the gender and sexual motifs in them do not symbolize anything but rather aim simply to bring rain? Beyond Bodies examines Ihanzu sensibilities about gender through a fine-grained ethnography of rainmaking rites. It considers the meaning of ritual practices in a society in which gender is not as bound to the body as it is in the Euro-American imagination. Engaging with recent anthropological and gender theory, this book crucially calls into question how social scientists have explained gender symbolism in myriad ethnographic and historical studies across Africa.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802091499
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 24 mm

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