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The Anthropology of Texts, Persons and Publics: Oral and Written Culture in Africa and Beyond

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What can texts - both written and oral - tell us about the societies that produce them? How are texts constituted in different cultures, and how do they shape societies and individuals? How can we understand the people who compose them? Drawing on examples from Africa and other countries, this original study sets out to answer these questions, by exploring textuality from ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 14th 2008)
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