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- DescriptionIn her close ethgraphy of a Dogon village of Mali, Laurence Douny shows how a microcosmology develops from people's embodied daily and ritual practice in a landscape of scarcity. Viewed through the lens of containment practice, she describes how they cope with the shortage of material items central to their lives-water, earth, and millet. Douny's study is an important addition to ecological anthropology, to the study of West African cultures, to the understanding of material culture, and to anthropological theory.
- Author BiographyLaurence Douny is an honorary research fellow at UCL Department of Anthropology. Since 2001, she has been conducting research in the Dogon region of Mali in West Africa on landscape and material culture issues. She also researches wild silk and indigo techniques in Mali, Burkina Faso, Northern Ivory Coast and Nigeria. She has written several papers on West African material culture in relation to shrines, domestic waste, heritage, wild silk textiles and the anthropology of techniques.
- Author(s)Laurence Douny
- PublisherLeft Coast Press Inc
- Date of Publication30/10/2014
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleUCL Institute of Archaeology Publications
- Place of PublicationWalnut Creek
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLeft Coast Press Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, figures
- Weight544 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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