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The Resource Sacred Rice : an Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa, Joanna Davidson, Boston University

Sacred Rice : an Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa, Joanna Davidson, Boston University

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Sacred Rice : an Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa
Title
Sacred Rice
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an Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Davidson, Boston University
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sacred Rice explores the cultural intricacies through which Jola farmers in West Africa are responding to their environmental and economic conditions given the centrality of a crop - rice - that is the lynchpin for their economic, social, religious, and political worlds. Based on more than ten years of author Joanna Davidson's ethnographic and historical research on rural Guinea-Bissau, this book looks at the relationship among people, plants, and identity as it explores how a society comes to define itself through the production, consumption, and reverence of rice. It is a narrative profoundly tied to a particular place, but it is also a story of encounters with outsiders who often mediate or meddle in the rice enterprise. Although the focal point is a remote area of West Africa, the book illuminates the more universal nexus of identity, environment, and development, especially in an era when many people--rural and urban - are confronting environmental changes that challenge their livelihoods and lifestyles. --
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1969-
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Davidson, Joanna
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Issues of Globalization: Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropolgy
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  • Diola (African people)
  • Diola (African people)
  • Rice farmers
  • Rice
  • Climatic changes
  • Susana (Guinea-Bissau)
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Sacred Rice : an Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa, Joanna Davidson, Boston University
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusions: structural uncertainty
  • Introduction: sacred rice
  • A rice complex
  • Ampa Badji & Nho Keboral
  • "We work hard"
  • Cultivating knowledge
  • Of rice and men
  • Transgressive segregation revisited
  • Jopai, and the limits of legibility
Control code
ocn904011917
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780199358687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)904011917
Label
Sacred Rice : an Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa, Joanna Davidson, Boston University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusions: structural uncertainty
  • Introduction: sacred rice
  • A rice complex
  • Ampa Badji & Nho Keboral
  • "We work hard"
  • Cultivating knowledge
  • Of rice and men
  • Transgressive segregation revisited
  • Jopai, and the limits of legibility
Control code
ocn904011917
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780199358687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)904011917

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