1st Edition

Living in a Landscape of Scarcity
Materiality and Cosmology in West Africa

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ISBN 9781611328929
June 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
257 Pages

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Book Description

In her close ethnography of a Dogon village of Mali, Laurence Douny shows how a microcosmology develops from people's embodied daily and ritual practice in a landscape of scarcity. Viewed through the lens of containment practice, she describes how they cope with the shortage of material items central to their lives—water, earth, and millet. Douny’s study is an important addition to ecological anthropology, to the study of West African cultures, to the understanding of material culture, and to anthropological theory.

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Laurence Douny