Neighbors, Strangers, Witches, and Culture-Heroes
Ritual Powers of Smith/Artisans in Tuareg Society and Beyond
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||University Press of America, Incorporated|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $60.00|
| Book Description: |
This book examines alleged "superhuman" powers associated with smith/artisans in five African societies. It discusses their ritual and social roles, mythico-histories, and changing relationships between specialists and patrons.