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Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Kathryn Linn Geurts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. It was discovered that the five-senses model has little relevance in Anlo ... More


Names, Cloth and Identity: A Case From West Africa

Michelle Gilbert

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In the Akwapim kingdom of southeastern Ghana, clothing is used as a form of communication to make statements about personhood and status; to conceal or reveal identity; or to express desires and ... More


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