Locality And Belonging

Locality And Belonging

by Nadia Lovell
     
 

Locality and Belonging provides an international overview of the close relationship between territory and cultural identity. The issue of 'belonging' has long been recognized as crucial to the study of identity within anthropology. Here, contributors from Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France and the UK present rigorous case studies of 'belonging' from the

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Locality and Belonging provides an international overview of the close relationship between territory and cultural identity. The issue of 'belonging' has long been recognized as crucial to the study of identity within anthropology. Here, contributors from Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France and the UK present rigorous case studies of 'belonging' from the UK, South Africa, Argentina, Zanzibar, Amazonia, Indonesia and West Africa. Among the themes explored are:
* space, memory and ethnicity
* the mnemonic use of objects
* mythologies of football and history
* use of 'natural features' of the environment
* nationhood and post-colonial identity making.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415182812
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Series:
European Association of Social Anthropologists Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword
Introduction1
1The rootedness of trees: place as cultural and natural texture in rural southwest Congo25
2Wild gods, containing wombs and moving pots: emplacement and transience in Watchi belonging53
3Powers of place: landscape, territory and local belonging in Northwest Amazonia78
4Origin and ritual exchange as transformative belonging in the Balinese temple103
5Spirit possession as historical narrative: the production of identity and locality in Zanzibar Town125
6The need for a 'bit of history': place and past in English identity147
7The politics of locality: memories of District Six in Cape Town168
8The potrero and the pibe: territory and belonging in the mythical account of Argentinean football189
Index211

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