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The Language of Heaven

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While the majority of West Africans in the United States are Anglophone with Christian leanings, today’s most recent African immigrants are Francophone or French-speaking and Muslim. Even if they did ... More


Conclusion: Archaeological Pasts, Postcolonial Presents, Traditional Futures

François G. Richard

in Reluctant Landscapes: Historical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin, Senegal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226252407
eISBN:
9780226252681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252681.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion tracks the legacies of contested sovereignty and the dialectics of state presence/absence in postcolonial Senegal. Since independence, the state’s involvement in Siin has tacked ... More


Quality nouns and other mass nouns

Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden

in Semantics and Morphosyntactic Variation: Qualities and the Grammar of Property Concepts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198744580
eISBN:
9780191805837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744580.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter considers the relation between qualities and masses, showing that the order-theoretic difference here posited between them—qualities are ordered by a preorder called size and a ... More


Rivalry in Translation: CATHOLICISM, ISLAM, AND FRENCH RULE 0F THE NORTH-WEST SEREER, 1890-1900

Elizabeth A. Foster

in Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804783804
eISBN:
9780804786225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 2 moves to a rural setting to analyze fledgling French colonial rule in the region south and east of Dakar, where two antagonistic African populations, the predominantly animist Sereer and ... More


Family Ties: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley

Daniel L. Schafer

in Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044620
eISBN:
9780813046341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044620.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Kingsley’s shipboard sale of 240 slaves from East Africa at Charleston, his return to Charlotte Amalie where the transit trade in slaves was still permitted although ... More


State Control and Regulation of Commerce on the Waterways and Coast of Senegambia, ca. 1500-1800

Ousmane Traoré

in Navigating African Maritime History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497315
eISBN:
9781786944535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497315.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines the trade relationship between the Senegambian Wolof government and European maritime traders between 1500 and 1800. It analyses the separate approaches each side took during ... More


How a Lingua Franca Spreads

Fiona Mc Laughlin

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers how Wolof, an Atlantic language spoken in Senegal, has become an important lingua franca, and how French has contributed to the ascent of Wolof. The nature of social relations ... More


Voicing Galsen

Catherine M. Appert

in In Hip Hop Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190913489
eISBN:
9780190913526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913489.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

This chapter turns to the vast majority of Senegalese rappers who locate themselves in the underground, to show how they construct hip hop meaning in dialogue with other performance genres. ... More


The Cultural Organization of Intercorporeality: Interaction, Emotion, and the Senses among the Wolof of Northwestern Senegal

Christian Meyer

in Intercorporeality: Emerging Socialities in Interaction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190210465
eISBN:
9780190210489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210465.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter addresses the question of the universality of specific forms of intercorporeality. This detailed microethnographic study of a Wolof village in Northwestern Senegal describes how ... More


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