Tuhami Portrait of a Moroccan

ISBN-10: 0226118711

ISBN-13: 9780226118710

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Tuhami 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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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/15/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
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