Creating and Crossing Boundaries in Ethiopia

Dynamics of Social Categorization and Differentiation

Author: Susanne Epple

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643905343

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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Ethiopia is best understood as a country with multiple internal divides, but also endless interconnections which are constantly renegotiated. Contributing to the growing literature on the country's cultural diversity, this book offers special emphasis on the contemporary dynamics of intra- and intergroup boundary formation and alteration. It also adds to the more general literature on identity change, boundary transgression of individuals and groups, and cultural contact and change. With contributions from experienced Ethiopian and international scholars, the book offers perspectives on territorial, ethnic, class, caste, gender, and age related boundaries in different parts of the country. (Series: African Studies / Afrikanische Studien - Vol. 53) [Subject: Sociology, African Studies, Cultural Studies]

Traveling Conceptualizations

A cognitive and anthropological linguistic study of Jamaican

Author: Andrea Hollington

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027268401

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Traveling Conceptualizations is a monograph which is concerned with African cultural conceptualizations in Jamaican. It contributes to the study of Transatlantic relations between Africa and Jamaica, and in particular to the understanding of African influences in Jamaican linguistic practices. The book constitutes a first study of these phenomena from a cognitive-linguistic perspective and investigates traveling conceptualizations at the intersection of language, culture and cognition. The author explores Jamaican linguistic practices in different domains namely conceptualizations involving parts of the (human) body, conceptualizations of events, roles and relations underlying serial verb constructions, and conceptualizations of kinship and names. The study can be regarded as an innovative contribution as it looks not only at linguistic expressions on the surface but discusses the underlying cultural and cognitive basis of semantic structures. The study thus aims at making African-Jamaican connections on the conceptual level visible and also discusses notions of consciousness, agency and emblematicity.

Traveling Sounds

Music, Migration, and Identity in the U.S. and Beyond

Author: Wilfried Raussert,John Miller Jones

Publisher: Lit Verlag

ISBN: 9783825813284

Category: History

Page: 356

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Transcontinental Links in the History of Non-Western Christianity

Author: Klaus Koschorke

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447046619

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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Sehr viel starker und fruher, als bislang wahrgenommen, ist die Geschichte des Christentums in Asien, Afrika und Lateinamerika seit dem 16. Jahrhundert durch polyzentrische Strukturen gekennzeichnet. Zugleich bestanden zahlreiche Querverbindungen zwischen den entstehenden UberseeKirchen, teils auch ganz unabhangig von missionarischen Netzwerken. Die Beitrage der Zweiten Internationalen Munchen-Freisinger Konferenz behandeln unterschiedliche Formen transkontinentaler Verbindungen und fruhe Beispiele direkter SudSudBeziehungen. Dabei werden drei Paradigmen diskutiert: 1. Ethnische Diasporen als Netzwerke, die fur eine uberregionale Selbstausbreitung des Christentums relevant sind; 2. Transkontinentale Rezeptionsprozesse; 3. Parallelentwicklungen in Asien, Afrika und Lateinamerika. (Texte in deutscher und englischer Sprache). Since the 16th century the history of Christianity in Asia, Africa and Latin America has been much more polycentric in patterns of interaction than has been traditionally recognized. At the same time there have existed many links between the emergent overseas churches, often quite independent of missionary connections. The papers from the Second International MunichFreising Conference deal with various forms of transcontinental links and early instances of SouthtoSouth interactions. (Texts in German and English)

Ay BōBō: Kulte

Author: Manfred Kremser

Publisher: Wuv Universitatsverlag

ISBN: 9783851141757

Category: Afro-Caribbean cults

Page: 212

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Review: "Includes four contributions by anthropologists which merit mention: 1) Stephen D. Glazier's 'Changes in the Spiritual Baptist Religion, 1966-1990;' 2) Angelina Pollak-Eltz's 'The Cult of Maria Lionza in Venezuela;' 3) Silvia W. de Groot's 'Opposition to Social Change in a Maroon Society'; and 4) Wilhelmina van Wetering's 'Maroon Religious Movements of Suriname.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.


Author: Hermann Mückler,Werner Zips,Manfred Kremser

Publisher: facultas.wuv / maudrich


Category: Ethnohistory

Page: 516

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Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

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