Anthropological Knowledge and Local Cultural Theory: Reformulating the Anthropological Subject Through Tuareg (Tamajaq) Spatial and Temporal Concepts

By Susan Jane Rasmussen.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The proposed essay draws on Tuareg cultural and Tamajaq linguistic categories and concepts of time and space in order to suggest ways in which to revise anthropological concepts of culture.

Keywords: Africa, Knowledge, Cultural Theory, Indigenous rights

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 7, pp.127-134. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.832MB).

Prof. Susan Jane Rasmussen

Susan Rasmussen is a social/cultural anthropologist whose interests include ritual; healing systems; verbal art; the life cycle, rites of passage, and cultural elaborations of the menopause; performance; and African Humanities. She has conducted field research for many years among the Tuareg people of northern Niger, and more recently, Mali, and briefly, among Tuareg expatriates in France. Her publications include three books: Spirit Possession and Personhood among the Kel Ewey Tuareg; The Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging; and Healing in Community, and a fourth book currently in press, Those Who Touch: Tuareg Medicine Women in Anthropological Perspective. Her articles have appeared in journals such as American Anthropologist; American Ethnologist; Africa; Anthropological Quarterly; Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute; The Journal of Anthropological Research; and the Journal of American Semiotics.

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