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Title:The Creative Communion: African Folk Models of Fertility and the Regeneration of Life
Editors:Jacobson-Widding, AnitaISNI
Beek, Walter vanISNI
Series:Uppsala studies in cultural anthropology (ISSN 0348-5099)
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
Geographic term:Africa
conference papers (form)
Cultural Roles
Fertility and Infertility
Abstract:Most of the papers included in this volume were presented at a symposium held at Uppsala University, Sweden, in August 1987. An introduction by A. Jacobson-Widding and W. van Beek on the theme developed in the book, African folk models of fertility, is followed by three parts: I. Fertility from above, fertility from below (A. Jacobson-Widding on the fertility of incest; J.-P. Jacob on the Winye Gurunsi of Burkina Faso; J. Zwernemann on the Kasena, the Nuna (Burkina Faso, Ghana), and the Moba (Togo, Ghana); R. Devisch on the Yaka (Zaire); G. Dahl on the Borana (Kenya); M. Udvardy on the Giriama (Kenya); 2. Fertility from the wilderness (J. Hultin on the Macha Oromo (Ethiopia); P. Brandström on the Sukuma-Nyamwezi (Tanzania); T. Håkansson on the Gusii (Kenya); K. Århem on the Maasai (Kenya, Tanzania); 3. The fertility of social communion (P. Baxter on the Oromo; A.-I. Berglund on the Zulu (southeastern Africa); L. Brydon on the people of Avatime in Ghana; W. van Beek on the Dogon (Mali) and the Kapsiki (Cameroon); M. Whyte on the Nyole of Uganda; and P. Riesman on the Fulbe and RiimaayBe of Burkina Faso).