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The making and unmaking of the Haya lived world : consumption, commoditization, and everyday practice / Brad Weiss.

Author/Creator:
Weiss, Brad.
Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, [1996]
Series:
Body, commodity, text.
Body, commodity, text
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (262 p.)
Subjects:
Haya (African people) -- Economic conditions.
Haya (African people) -- Commerce.
Haya (African people) -- Food.
Philosophy, Haya.
Kagera Region (Tanzania) -- Economic conditions.
Kagera Region (Tanzania) -- Social conditions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
At the center of this subtle ethnographic account of the Haya communities of Northwest Tanzania is the idea of a lived world as both the product and the producer of everyday practices. Drawing on his experience living with the Haya, Brad Weiss explores Haya ways of constructing and inhabiting their community, and examines the forces that shape and transform these practices over time. In particular, he shows how the Haya, a group at the fringe of the global economy, have responded to the processes and material aspects of money, markets, and commodities as they make and remake their place in a changing world.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
1 An Orientation to the Study
I MAKING THE WORLD
2 "Evil Flee, Goodness Come In": Creating and Securing Domesticity
3 Hearthplaces and Households: Haya Culinary Practices
4 Mealtime: Providing and Presenting a Meal
5 A Moral Gastronomy: Value and Action in the Experience of Food
II THE WORLD UNMADE
6 Plastic Teeth Extraction: An Iconography of Gastrosexual Affliction
7 "Buying Her Grave": Money, Movement, and AIDS
8 Electric Vampires: From Embodied Commodities to Commoditized Bodies
9 Conclusions: The Enchantment of the Disenchanted World
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-245) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8223-9849-4
OCLC:
605266250
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780822398493 doi
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