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Product NameTuhami: Portrait Of A Moroccan
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperback
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SKU5122233
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Height8.5 inches    (convert)
Length5.5 inches    (convert)
Weight8 ounces    (convert)
AuthorVincent Crapanzano
Page Count204
BindingPaperback
Published01/15/1985
Long DescriptionTuhami is an illiterate Moroccan tilemaker who believes himself married to a camel-footed she-demon. A master of magic and a superb story-teller, Tuhami lives in a dank, windowless hovel near the kiln where he works. Nightly he suffers visitations from the demons and saints who haunt his life, and he seeks, with crippling ambivalence, liberation from 'A'isha Qandisha, the she-demon. In a sensitive and bold experiment in interpretive ethnography, Crapanzano presents Tuhami's bizarre account of himself and his world. In so doing, Crapanzano draws on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and symbolism to reflect upon the nature of reality and truth and to probe the limits of anthropology itself. Tuhami has become one of the most important and widely cited representatives of a new understanding of the whole discipline of anthropology.
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