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The Resource Divination's grasp : African encounters with the Almost Said, Richard Werbner, (electronic resource)

Divination's grasp : African encounters with the Almost Said, Richard Werbner, (electronic resource)

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Divination's grasp : African encounters with the Almost Said
Title
Divination's grasp
Title remainder
African encounters with the Almost Said
Statement of responsibility
Richard Werbner
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Richard Werbner takes readers on a journey though contemporary charismatic wisdom divination in southern Africa. Beginning with the silent language of the divinatory lots, Werbner deciphers the everyday, metaphorical, and poetic language that is used to reveal their meaning. Through Werbner's skillful interpretations of the language of divination, a picture of Tswapong moral imagination is revealed. Concerns about dignity and personal illumination, witchcraft, pollution, the anger of dead ancestors, as well as the nature of life, truth, cosmic harmony, being, and becoming emerge in this charged African setting
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Midwest
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Werbner, Richard
Dewey number
133.30968
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Tswapong (African people)
  • Fortune-telling
  • Divination
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Divination's grasp : African encounters with the Almost Said, Richard Werbner, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253018953
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11539395
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11539395
System control number
(MWT)MWT11539395
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Divination's grasp : African encounters with the Almost Said, Richard Werbner, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253018953
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11539395
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11539395
System control number
(MWT)MWT11539395
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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