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Lele of the Kasai

Mary Douglas

Lele of the Kasai

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Published by Published for the International African Institute by Oxford U.P in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMary Douglas.
ContributionsInternational African Institute.
The Physical Object
Pagination286p.,ill.,23cm
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19219642M

And, by using and significantly reviewing the phenomenological perspective, he created a conceptual apparatus that made it possible to handle micro-sociological internalization of values and macroscopic issues the cultural construction of institutions, ideologies and changing social norms. When she moved into a flat near the British Museum last year, she explained that the woman who helped to look after her needed a large room with her own television: "It's her home, you see. In the case of the Lele, they sit at the head of a very narrow catchment linking only to the margins of Lunda territory. The Loango, further north, bypassed the Kongo kingdom to get direct access to the Congo Basin and supplied slaves to British and Dutch sailors.

Douglas continued to work on compared cultural analysis throughout the entire decade. The authors suggest this is because, once domesticated, the evolutionary pressure for song specialization is relaxed, and they can sing as they wish, so to speak. In her seventies and eighties she returned to a study of the Bible and astonished a new audience with her findings in In the WildernessLeviticus as Literature and Jacob's Tears The eighth chapter, Blood Debts, outlines forms of compensation paid to clans for deaths of clan members held to have been caused by sorcery or sex pollution. This interest is evident in The Theory of Communicative Action Srinivas as well as E.

Notwithstanding moral impurity, which can be made into a public problem but these days tends only to be understood in a personal sense, crime per se is a social tort. Like her, he was a Catholic and had been born into a colonial family in Simlawhile his father served in the Indian army. In Canetti, p. But these extremely probable events, which are culturally obligatory, are not causally linked to the lamenting but to the death itself. This step represents the effort to contain the reach of the spirit without wholly diminishing its power; therein lies the sense of decrease, in limiting the range of the spirit.


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Lele of the Kasai book

In order to make sure that the spirit of their aged Spearmaster passes to his successor, he accepts to be put to death by being buried alive. Other explanations are equally possible. Peter L. In she had published a short study, Evans-Pritchard.

In terms of trade, the Bushong produced a number of goods for exchange, including crafted items and a surplus of food. But this possession cannot be measured simply by duration. Spencer and Gillen speak of one giant snake, Wollonqua, who amongst the Warramunga has received some propitiatory gestures.

And manywhere, one finds various sorts of prohibitions on women to be seemingly rooted less in a sense of sexism on our modern sense and more out of a kind of sacred dread. However, her first important book, The Lele of the Kasai, was published in I use the word synchronicity to avoid saying cause-and-effect since, so far as Spencer and Gillen indicate, there was no question of ancestor worship or propitiation in aboriginal religious practice.

Douglas sees religions with dirt-affirming rituals as corresponding to what James calls 'more complete religion'. He makes this error explicitly when he imagines that the four-fold reconstitution of the kangaroo Ungutnika, who never died completely, amounts to the creation of four kangaroos.

If, in some unfortunate circumstance, the defense failed to get all of the players on the field, those who are on the field will still have the same goal in mind: to stop the offense. How, for instance, does an American football team change from an offensive pack to a defensive one?

They had a daughter and two sons. The usefulness of this is obvious, as it is difficult to dine on ghosts, but the sense of increase that Canetti tends to use or imply—of multiplication or an absolute numerical increase, is at least inconsistent in the source he draws upon.

Mary Douglas is also known for her interpretation of the book of Leviticusand for her role in creating the Cultural Theory of risk.

Foucault felt the need to clarify and systematize his investigation methods for himself and his growing group of intellectual disciples and, as a result, published The Archeology of Knowledge Foucault and structuralism Michel Foucault is clearly different to Berger and Douglas.

As with his previous research, he focused on the role of language and terminology in shaping mental perceptions and how they affected ideas, ordering of space, tools and social relationships. Among anthropologists who criticised Mary Douglas harshly were those who disapproved of her lifelong Catholic beliefs.

That he conflates or elides war packs and revenge packs, which at least amongst the aboriginal sources he draws upon have a specific name for their revenge packs the atningasuggesting its own cultural specificity, seems another case of this misprision of the human record.

And, with Sociology Reinterpretedhe expanded his views on the sociological method.

‘Why Nations Fail’ and the fate of Lele and Bushong

Mary Douglas's interests in systems of taboo and dirt grew into an attempt to build a typology of cultures based on people's need for classification.

This year she published Thinking in Circles, a study of "ring composition", a circular structure to be found in some books, including, she argued, Tristram Shandy. The tsantsa feast as a whole is sustained by an increase pack.Q: These are a couple of the mask I own.

I know they are from the Congo, and collected from a time when it was Zaire.

Four Perspectives on Cultural Studies

One on the right used to have grass as a headpiece but it could not make the customs. Ann, A: I picked the one that I thought would interest collectors the most. It is from the Lele people in the West Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The more familiar. Dec 13,  · The Lele of the Kasai by Mary Douglas,Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press edition, in EnglishPages: The Lele of the Kasai (Collected Works) [Mary Douglas] on atlasbowling.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Lele of the Kasai

This first volume is a compilation of numerous essays by Douglas on the Lele in the Belgian Congo covering a fifteen year period. There are early indications of Douglas's cultural imagination and written expression that were to make her works accessible and relevant to a western Cited by: Jun 29,  · A quick look at Google Maps will show that there are important differences between Lele and Bushong territories.

The first clue is the location of a river port called Ilebo, which sits above the confluence of the Sankuru and Kasai rivers, at the western edge of traditional Bushong territory. Dec 13,  · The Lele of the Kasai by Professor Mary Douglas,available at Book Depository with free delivery atlasbowling.com: Professor Mary Douglas.

Mary Douglas, DBE, FBA (25 March – 16 May ) was a British anthropologist, known for her writings on human culture and symbolism. Works.

The Lele of the Kasai () Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo () Pollution () Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology ().