Iron, Gender, and Power: Rituals of Transformation in African Societies - African Systems of Thought (Paperback)
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Iron, Gender, and Power: Rituals of Transformation in African Societies - African Systems of Thought (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 22/01/1994
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[Herbert] has constructed a model of power relationships structured upon gender and age, and derived from male transformative processes, and in so doing has written a notable, and most enjoyable, book." -African History

Herbert examines with great care and thoroughness the relationships between gender and power and the rationales that give them social form.... [Her] analytical ability is outstanding." -Patrick McNaughton

This book is a well-written and essential study of the place of belief in African material culture." -International Journal of African Historical Studies

Herbert relates the beliefs and practices associated with iron working in African cultures to other transformative activities-chiefly investiture, hunting, and pottery making-to propose a gender/age-based theory of power.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253208330
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 32 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm

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