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Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan / Edition 1
     

Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan / Edition 1

by Vincent Crapanzano
 

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ISBN-10: 0226118711

ISBN-13: 9780226118710

Pub. Date: 01/28/1985

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Tuhami is an illiterate Moroccan tilemaker who believes himself married to a camel-footed she-demon. A master of magic and a superb story-teller, Tuhami lives in a dank, windowless hovel near the kiln where he works. Nightly he suffers visitations from the demons and saints who haunt his life, and he seeks, with crippling ambivalence, liberation from 'A'isha

Overview

Tuhami is an illiterate Moroccan tilemaker who believes himself married to a camel-footed she-demon. A master of magic and a superb story-teller, Tuhami lives in a dank, windowless hovel near the kiln where he works. Nightly he suffers visitations from the demons and saints who haunt his life, and he seeks, with crippling ambivalence, liberation from 'A'isha Qandisha, the she-demon.

In a sensitive and bold experiment in interpretive ethnography, Crapanzano presents Tuhami's bizarre account of himself and his world. In so doing, Crapanzano draws on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and symbolism to reflect upon the nature of reality and truth and to probe the limits of anthropology itself. Tuhami has become one of the most important and widely cited representatives of a new understanding of the whole discipline of anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226118710
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/28/1985
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
841,007
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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