Tuhami

Tuhami Portrait of a Moroccan CRAPANZANO,

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.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780226118710
Uitgever
The University of Chicago Press
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-1986
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
204 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Taalwetenschap

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