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Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance

The Culture and History of a South African People

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Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance by Jean Comaroff
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In this sophisticated study of power and resistance, Jean Comaroff analyzes the changing predicament of the Barolong boo Ratshidi, a people on the margins of the South African state. Like others on the fringes of the modern world system, the Tshidi struggle to construct a viable order of signs and practices through which they act upon the forces that engulf them. Their dissenting Churches of Zion have provided an effective medium for reconstructing a sense of history and identity, one that protests the terms of colonial and post-colonial society and culture.

Author Biography

Jean Comaroff is the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology and an Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies at Harvard University.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 1985
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
9 halftones, 1 map
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Pages
308
Dimensions
150x230x18
ISBN-13
9780226114231
Product ID
7502183

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