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Title:Being Mandinga, Being Muslim: Transnational Debates on Personhood and Religious Identity in Guinea -Bissau and Portugal
Author(s):Johnson, Michelle Cecilia
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Gottlieb, Alma
Department / Program:Anthropology
Discipline:Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Anthropology, Cultural
Abstract:The dynamic interplay between Mandinga personhood and religious identity is currently being played out through life course rituals, including the naming of infants, the "writing-on-the-hand" ceremony, initiation and circumcision, Islamic healing, pilgrimage, and funerals. It is also creating tensions between men and women, elders and youth, and between "traditionalists"---those who practice a syncretic version of Islam---and those who uphold Islam as practiced in Saudi Arabia as a "truer" or "purer" path.
Issue Date:2002
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:380 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85243
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3044128
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2002


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