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The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

Mariane Ferme

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225428
eISBN:
9780520925717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225428.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography explores the links between a violent historical and political legacy, and the production of secrecy in everyday material culture. The focus is on Mende-speaking southeastern Sierra ... More


Name-Changes and ‘Posthumous’ Ethnics

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with a discussion of metonomasies (name-changes) of cities and islands. The materials concerning the metonomasies of cities are based on Stephanus, many of whose entries record ... More


Ambiguity and Gendered Practices

Mariane C. Ferme

in The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225428
eISBN:
9780520925717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225428.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores gendered practices in Sierra Leone, focusing on shifting meanings of objects such as stools and hammocks within the articulation of a Mende social space. It analyzes the ... More


Strategies of Incorporation: Marriage and the Forms of Dependence

Mariane C. Ferme

in The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225428
eISBN:
9780520925717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225428.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on marriage and forms of dependence in Sierra Leone. It argues that without understanding the emergent legacy of slavery embedded in the idiom of Mende marriage and kinship, one ... More


Becoming a Kpako: The Body and the Aesthetics of Power

Mariane C. Ferme

in The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225428
eISBN:
9780520925717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225428.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the social construction of the Mende “big people” or kpako in rural Sierra Leone. It explains that the category of big people is gender-inclusive and much has been made in the ... More


Children and Their Doubles

Mariane C. Ferme

in The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225428
eISBN:
9780520925717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225428.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the Mende representations of childhood. It argues that central to the social construction of infancy is the perceived relationship of infants with the world of spirits which ... More


The Production of Meaning

Stephen Murray

in Plotting Gothic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191805
eISBN:
9780226191942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191942.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter matches material production with the production of meaning: the power of the cathedral to communicate through a language of conventional signs and to lead us to a world beyond. Amongst ... More


The Origins of Amistad’s Orphans

Benjamin N. Lawrance

in Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300198454
eISBN:
9780300210439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198454.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reconstructs the origins of Amistad's orphans by studying various data (linguistic, ethnographic, and geographic) embedded in the children's narratives. The Amistad trial records served ... More


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