Download e-book for kindle: Dancing with the Gods: Essays in Ga Ritual by Marion Kilson

By Marion Kilson

ISBN-10: 0761859977

ISBN-13: 9780761859970

Dancing with the Gods: Essays in Ga Ritual explores cosmological strategies and formality activities of the Ga humans of southeastern Ghana via case stories of calendrical agricultural rites, social prestige transition rites, and redressive rites. in line with fieldwork within the Sixties, the essays current descriptive analyses of verbal and non-verbal ritual motion. whereas verbal ritual activities specify principles pertinent to a selected ceremony, non-verbal ritual activities convey extra basic techniques. Kilson’s analyses exhibit how a similar motifs of non-verbal ritual motion recur in sacred and secular Ga rites. every time and at any place such motifs take place, they impart an analogous easy underlying Ga techniques, thereby making a unified conceptual community of trust that's the beginning of the Ga ritual approach. The essays during this assortment formerly seemed in Anthropos, magazine of African Studies, Journal of faith in Africa, Parabola, and Sextant.

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