Belief and Experience among the Sidamo: A Case Study Towards an Anthropology of Knowledge

Belief and Experience among the Sidamo: A Case Study Towards an Anthropology of Knowledge

by Jan Brogger

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Overview

Based on extensive field work among the Sidamo of Southwestern Ethiopia and close analysis of the basic structure of their society, this enlightening study explores how the Sidamo's interpretation of destiny—especially disease and misfortune—is expressed in the spirit cult that forms a substantial part of their ritual.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788200077107
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/28/1987
Series: A Norwegian University Press Publication Series
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.63(d)

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Belief and Experience among the Sidamo 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
blacksa61 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Written for anthropologists, not really for a lay audience, but if you are interested in the Sidama people, this is a rich book. Well worth the slog through the academic prose for an overview of Sidama society and evolving beliefs.