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Title African divination systems : ways of knowing / edited by Philip M. Peek
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1991]


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Description viii, 230 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm
Series African systems of thought
African systems of thought.
Contents (cont.) Toward a new approach to divination. African divination systems : non-normal modes of cognition / Philip M. Peek
The study of divination, present and past / Philip M. Peek -- Becoming a diviner. The initiation of a Zulu diviner / Henry Callaway -- The search for knowledge. Nilotic cosmology and the divination of Atuot philosophy / John W. Burton -- Divination in Madagascar : the Antemoro case and the diffusion of divination / Pierre Vérin and Narivelo Rajaonarimanana -- Cultural systems within divination systems. Diviners as alienists and annunciators among the Batammaliba of Togo / Rudolph Blier -- Divination among the Lobi of Burkina Faso / Piet Meyer -- Divination and the hunt in Pagibeti ideology / Alden Almquist -- Mediumistic divination among the Northern Yaka of Zaire : etiology and ways of knowing / René Devisch -- Divination, epistemology, and truth. Splitting truths from darkness : epistemological aspects of Temne divination / Rosalind Shaw -- Knowledge and power in Nyole divination / Susan Reynolds Whyte -- Simultaneity and sequencing in the oracular speech of Kenyan diviners / David Parkin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Divination -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
SUBJECT Africa South of the Sahara -- Social life and customs.
Author Peek, Philip M.
LC no. 90039421
ISBN 0253343097