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The Resource The Symbolism and Communicative Contents of Dreadlocks in Yorubaland, by Augustine Agwuele, (electronic resource)

The Symbolism and Communicative Contents of Dreadlocks in Yorubaland, by Augustine Agwuele, (electronic resource)

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The Symbolism and Communicative Contents of Dreadlocks in Yorubaland
Title
The Symbolism and Communicative Contents of Dreadlocks in Yorubaland
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by Augustine Agwuele
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers an interpretation of Yoruba people’s affective responses to an adult Yoruba male with a ‘deviant’ hairstyle. The work, which views hairstyles as a form of symbolic communicative signal that encodes messages that are perceived and interpreted within a culture, provides an ontological and epistemological interpretation of Yoruba beliefs regarding dreadlocks with real-life illustrations of their treatment of an adult male with what they term irun were (insane person’s hairdo). Based on experiential observations as well as socio-cultural and linguistic analyses, the book explores the dynamism of Yoruba worldview regarding head-hair within contemporary belief systems and discusses some of the factors that assure its continuity. It concludes with a cross-cultural comparison of the perceptions of dreadlocks, especially between Nigerian Yoruba people and Afr ican American Yoruba practitioners.--
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Agwuele, Augustine
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks
  • African Histories and Modernities
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  • History
  • Ethnology
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Civilization
  • Africa
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The Symbolism and Communicative Contents of Dreadlocks in Yorubaland, by Augustine Agwuele, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30186-0
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Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
.Introduction -- Chapter 1 Trivial behaviors as valuable data Trivial Research Scope and Content -- .Chapter 2 The Yoruba Universe The Yoruba World The economic order of the 17th century was primary around enslavement Yoruba Filiality -- .Chapter 3 Diachronic Study of Yoruba Hairstyles At the Scripture Union House in Ibadan Traditional Styles Dada Personal Styles and Identity -- .Chapter 4 The Underpinning of The Yoruba view of hairstyle Yoruba Traditional Religion: Ori The good life and Ori Ori and Receive Confessions Culture of Fear Old Wine, New Gourd -- .Chapter 5 Dynamics of culture and visual profiling Synchronic Yoruba Body Image and Perception of Hairstyles Contemporary Popular Perceptions Adaptive Practices: Elite Athletes and Artists Iyalorisha and the Pastor: A case of two Yoruba Other Perspectives: African American and Natural Hairstyles -- .Conclusion.
Control code
978-3-319-30186-0
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 210 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319301860
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-30186-0
Other physical details
1 illustration in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956731002
Label
The Symbolism and Communicative Contents of Dreadlocks in Yorubaland, by Augustine Agwuele, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30186-0
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
.Introduction -- Chapter 1 Trivial behaviors as valuable data Trivial Research Scope and Content -- .Chapter 2 The Yoruba Universe The Yoruba World The economic order of the 17th century was primary around enslavement Yoruba Filiality -- .Chapter 3 Diachronic Study of Yoruba Hairstyles At the Scripture Union House in Ibadan Traditional Styles Dada Personal Styles and Identity -- .Chapter 4 The Underpinning of The Yoruba view of hairstyle Yoruba Traditional Religion: Ori The good life and Ori Ori and Receive Confessions Culture of Fear Old Wine, New Gourd -- .Chapter 5 Dynamics of culture and visual profiling Synchronic Yoruba Body Image and Perception of Hairstyles Contemporary Popular Perceptions Adaptive Practices: Elite Athletes and Artists Iyalorisha and the Pastor: A case of two Yoruba Other Perspectives: African American and Natural Hairstyles -- .Conclusion.
Control code
978-3-319-30186-0
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 210 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319301860
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-30186-0
Other physical details
1 illustration in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956731002

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