Ramon Sarr? explores an iconoclastic religious movement initiated by a Muslim preacher during the French colonial period. Employing an ethnographic approach that respects the testimony of those who suffered violence as opposed to those who wanted to "get rid of custom," this work discusses the extent to which iconoclasm produces a rupture of religious knowledge and identity and analyzes its relevance in the making of modern nations and citizens. "The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast" examines the historical complexity of the interface between Islam, traditional religions, and Christianity in West Africa, and how this interface connects to dramatic political change. The book unveils a rare history and brokers a dialogue between a long tradition of anthropology and contemporary anthropological debates. A wide range of readers, particularly those with an interest in the anthropology of religion, iconoclasm, the history and anthropology of West Africa, or the politics of heritage, will gravitate toward this work.
|Book:||The Politics Of Religious Change On The Upper Guinea Coast: Iconoclasm Done And Undone|
|Author:||Ramon Sarr Ramon Sarro|
|Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press|
|Number of Pages:||264|
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