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Religion at work in globalised traditions : rainmaking, witchcraft and Christianity in Tanzania
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ISBN: 1443858765 Year: 2014 Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, [United Kingdom] : Cambridge University Press,

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Why do traditions disappear? How is the disappearance of tradition also a vehicle for social change and re-inventions of practices and new traditions? Using case studies from one Sukuma area along the southern shores of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, global processes of how religions work in practice are analysed by focusing on rainmaking, witchcraft and Christianity. Traditionally, Sukuma society was culturally and cosmologically structured around the chief, the ancestors and rainmaking. Everyth...


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Cremation, corpses and cannibalism : comparative cosmologies and centuries of cosmic consumption
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ISBN: 1443891800 Year: 2017 Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, England : Cambridge Scholars Publishing,

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Combinig the Past and the Present : Archaeological perspectives on society
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ISBN: 1841715735 Year: 2004 Publisher: Oxford Archaeopress

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Framing African development : challenging concepts
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ISBN: 9789004305410 9789004305465 9004305467 Year: 2015 Publisher: Boston Brill

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This book discusses and challenges concepts that are widely used in research and policy related to development issues in Africa. The main rationale for such an undertaking is that the concepts that are used to understand and define the world in general and Africa in particular are not merely describing social, economic and political processes and events; they are also largely framing these very same processes. Thus, the concepts by which we structure the world will implicitly or explicitly give premises for policies and practices; limiting or favouring certain types of actions and frameworks of interpretation and understanding in various contexts. It is therefore important to challenge commonly held conceptions about framing African development. Contributors include: Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Rosalind Eyben, Amanda Hammar, Kjell Havnevik, Mats Hårsmar, Terje Oestigaard and Rune Skarstein

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