Zulu Thought-Patterns and Symbolism

Zulu Thought-Patterns and Symbolism

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"One of the most important statements of the 'inside view' of an African religous system ever made...unique in its richness and depth." -Victor Turner "Zulu Thought-Patterns is a monumental research piece whose writing is admirably clear, and its documentation praiseworthy." -Africa Today "...unique and important..." - International Journal of African Historical Studies This ethnographic classic describes and analyzes the ritual cycle celebrated by Zulu kinship groups as understood and interpreted by the Zulu themselves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 157 x 236.7 x 19.8mm | 661.87g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Indiana Univ PR
  • 32 b&w photos
  • 0253212057
  • 9780253212054

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PREFACE LIST OF ILLUSTRAIONS MAP CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION CHAPTER II DIVINITES CHAPTER III THE SHADES SHADE NAMES SHADE MANIFESTATIONS CHAPTER IV THE SHADES BROOD OVER MEN CHAPTER V DIVINERS-SERVANTS OF THE SHADES CHAPTER VI COMMUNION WITH THE SHADES RITUAL BEER DRINKING RITUAL KILLING ANALYSIS OF A RITUAL KILLING CHAPTER VII ANGER AND FERTILITY AS EXPRESSIONS OF POWER CHAPTER VIII RESISTING EVIL CHAPTER IX MEDICINES CHAPTER X CHAPTER XI CONCLUSION Abbreviations Bibliography Indexshow more

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