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Introduction

Robert W. Blunt

in For Money and Elders: Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226655611
eISBN:
9780226655895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226655895.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The introduction seeks to add to, but also move beyond more sociological analyses of elder authority by reviewing classic works on the eldership complex through the category of sovereignty. The work ... More


An Earthly Anchorage: Graves and the Grounding of Belonging

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the historical background surrounding the origins and evolution of human society within the context of Africa. The earliest, most sparsely settled human societies, for example, ... More


Sources of Human Sociality

Robert A. Paul

in Mixed Messages: Cultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226240725
eISBN:
9780226241050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241050.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

While this book has followed Richerson and Boyd in positing an evolved tribal social instinct, it is argued that societies require further symbolic means to instillprosociality in the course of ... More


E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Timothy Larsen

in The Slain God: Anthropologists and the Christian Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199657872
eISBN:
9780191785573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657872.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902–1973) was the leading anthropologist at the University of Oxford in the mid-twentieth century and the greatest British anthropologist of his generation. He obtained his ... More


Double alienation: Fieldwork and photography between two worlds

Christopher Morton

in The Anthropological Lens: Rethinking E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812913
eISBN:
9780191850707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812913.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sociology of Religion

The starting point for this chapter is the observation that the photographs that Evans-Pritchard took of the Azande are quite different in nature from those he took of the Nuer. This opens up a ... More


Image, archive, and monograph: Dangerous liaisons

Christopher Morton

in The Anthropological Lens: Rethinking E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812913
eISBN:
9780191850707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812913.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sociology of Religion

Chapter 5 examines the relationship between Evans-Pritchard’s use of photographs in The Nuer, the way he draws upon such visual evidence in his texts as part of the overall argument, and whether such ... More


The participant-photographer: Encountering Nuer ritual

Christopher Morton

in The Anthropological Lens: Rethinking E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812913
eISBN:
9780191850707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812913.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sociology of Religion

Chapter 7 examines Evans-Pritchard’s photographic record of the Nuer rite of gorot, witnessed in 1936, and raises questions about the relationship between photography and participant-observation as a ... More


The Politics of Myth

Bruce Lincoln

in Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199372362
eISBN:
9780199372393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372362.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Using an episode from Swazi resistance to British colonial power as an example, this chapter shows how narratives can be elevated to mythic status in order to achieve desired political results. ... More


‘Thus end the lies’: Armchair Pilgrims and Actual Audiences

Kathryne Beebe

in Pilgrim & Preacher: The Audiences and Observant Spirituality of Friar Felix Fabri (1437/8-1502)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717072
eISBN:
9780191785641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717072.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

Chapter 4 examines the available evidence for an actual readership of Fabri’s texts in the first century after their appearance, via an analysis of their manuscript transmission, marginalia, and ... More


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