Religion, Morality and the Person: Essays on Tallensi Religion

Religion, Morality and the Person: Essays on Tallensi Religion

by Meyer Fortes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521336937

ISBN-13: 9780521336932

Pub. Date: 10/15/1987

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Meyer Fortes (1906–1982) was one of the foremost anthropologists of this century, who for many years worked among the Tallensi of northern Ghana. Although he published seminally important monographs on Tallensi family and kinship and on political organization, his work on their religion has hitherto remained confined to disparate journals and edited volumes.

Overview

Meyer Fortes (1906–1982) was one of the foremost anthropologists of this century, who for many years worked among the Tallensi of northern Ghana. Although he published seminally important monographs on Tallensi family and kinship and on political organization, his work on their religion has hitherto remained confined to disparate journals and edited volumes. This collection brings together in one place his major writings on religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521336932
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/15/1987
Series:
Essays in Social Anthropology
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Divination: religious premisses and logical techniques; 2. Prayer; 3. Ritual festivals and the ancestors; 4. Ancestor worship in Africa; 5. Ritual and office; 6. Totem and taboo; 7. Coping with destiny; 8. Custom and conscience; 9. The first born; 10. The concept of the person.

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