Where Humans and Spirits Meet: The Politics of Rituals and Identified Spirits in Zanzibar
Zanzibar, an island off the East African coast, with its Muslim and Swahili population, offers rich material for this study of identity, religion, and multiculturalism. This book focuses on the phenomenon of spirit possession in Zanzibar Town and the relationships created between humans and spirits; it provides a way to apprehend how society is constituted and conceived and, thus, discusses Zanzibari understandings of what it means to be human.
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CH 2Introduction to Zanzibar
CH 3Spirits possession and personhood
CH 4MAkabila people and spirits
CH 5Human concerns spirits and recreation of relationships
CH 6Between self and other
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Limited preview - 2008