The Symbolism and Communicative Contents of Dreadlocks in Yorubaland - African Histories and Modernities (Paperback)
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The Symbolism and Communicative Contents of Dreadlocks in Yorubaland - African Histories and Modernities (Paperback)

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Paperback 210 Pages / Published: 22/04/2018
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This book offers an interpretation of Yoruba people's affective responses to an adult Yoruba male with a 'deviant' hairstyle. The work, which views hairstyles as a form of symbolic communicative signal that encodes messages that are perceived and interpreted within a culture, provides an ontological and epistemological interpretation of Yoruba beliefs regarding dreadlocks with real-life illustrations of their treatment of an adult male with what they term irun were (insane person's hairdo). Based on experiential observations as well as socio-cultural and linguistic analyses, the book explores the dynamism of Yoruba worldview regarding head-hair within contemporary belief systems and discusses some of the factors that assure its continuity. It concludes with a cross-cultural comparison of the perceptions of dreadlocks, especially between Nigerian Yoruba people an

d African American Yoruba practitioners.


Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319807430
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 2903 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 12 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201

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