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Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027243
eISBN:
9780262326155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027243.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines technology from the perspective of vaShona philosophy of life as guided by ancestral spirits (vadzimu) and treats the forest as a sacred space. Using Shona praise poetry ... More


Let's Make Some Noise: Axe and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music

Clarence Bernard Henry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730821
eISBN:
9781604733341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730821.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is the culmination of several years of field research on sacred and secular influences of àsé, the West African Yoruba concept that spread to Brazil and throughout the African Diaspora. Àsé ... More


Ancestral Spirits

Josef Sorett

in Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199844937
eISBN:
9780190606640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844937.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the 1930s, a number of black writers plumbed the meaning of this past in the making of a black presence in modern North America. Black religious practices, as this chapter will show, remained ... More


Pathways and Interconnections

Raylene Ramsay (ed.)

in Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832223
eISBN:
9780824871284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Kanak oral traditions are permeated by the network of connections and genealogical itineraries that underpin Kanak understandings of the universe. This network of connections and relationships are ... More


Talking with the Moai on Easter Island: Placing Rapa Nui Language

Forrest Wade Young

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates how the meaning of the indigenous Rapa Nui language on Easter Island is established in ritual practices that living Rapa Nui people conduct to communicate with the ancestral ... More


Bougainville: A Source of Inspiration for Conflict Resolution

Volker Boege and Lorraine Garasu

in Mediating Across Difference: Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834593
eISBN:
9780824871697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834593.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates what can be learned from Bougainville, one of the few recent successful cases of postconflict state-building. It clarifies and elaborates on a ‘road to sustainable peace’: a ... More


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