The Lele of the Kasai

Social science

Mary Douglas

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 3.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This first volume is a compilation of numerous essays by Douglas on the Lele in the Belgian Congo covering a fifteen year period. There are early indications of Douglas’s cultural imagination and written expression that were to make her works accessible and relevant to a western readership of non-anthropologists. The intellectural tools and examples she gained from Africanist ethnography continue to serve her explorations of European and American society.