Theoretical Exploratns In Africa

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Routledge, Oct 28, 2013 - Social Science - 256 pages
First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

Theoretical explorations in African religion
1
Chapter 2 Perspectives on divination in contemporary subSaharan Africa
50
An analysis of two myths concerning the origin of circumcision among the Komo of Zaire
84
A plea for an eclectic use of models in the study of religious change
101
An ethnographic approach
138
On the use of legendary chronicles as sources of historical information
164
Chapter 7 The historical interpretation of myth in the context of popular Islam
189
The Kongo case
225
From Zion to the Wilderness in African churches
253
The Mwari cult and the peasant experience in Southern Rhodesia
287
Rural rebellion or countersociety?
322
Chapter 12 Prophets of God or of history? Muslim messianic movements and anticolonialism in Senegal
346
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Peter Van Zant is an internationally known semiconductor professional with an extensive background in process engineering, training, consulting, and writing. Principal of Peter Van Zant Associates, a firm that supplies writing, training, and consulting services to business and industry, he is the author of "Semiconductor Technology Glossary, " Third Edition; "Integrated Circuits Text; Safety First Manual;" and "Chip Packaging Manual." His books and training materials are used by chip manufacturers, industry suppliers, colleges, and universities. Peter Van Zant Associates' customers include Intel, National Semiconductor, Applied Materials, Air Products and Chemicals, SCP Global Inc., and a number of educational institutions. Mr. Van Zant is also the elected District 1 Supervisor in his home county of Nevada in California.

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