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Title:The Person and the Life Cycle in African Social Life and Thought
Author:Riesman, Paul
Year:1986
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:29
Issue:2
Period:June
Pages:71-138
Language:English
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Africa
Subjects:African identity
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/523965
Abstract:Though it has recently become a central concern of psychological anthropology and gender studies, the person has been a significant theme in African studies ever since the 1930s. This review essay shows that a convergence has been taking place, particularly in recent decades, in the thrust of African research on an apparently wide variety of topics. It is in France more than anywhere else that these issues have become a veritable field of study. Sections: A French colloquium on the person in black Africa (1973) - African person and personality in psychoanalysis and other psychologies - The contributions of social anthropology - Symbolic and structural studies of ritual - Symbolic analyses of the person in relation to social structure, history and mode of livelihood - Phenomenological perspectives and artistic expressions. Bibliogr., notes, ref. Also in: Psychopathologie Africaine, vol 22, no. 3 (1988/89), p. 327-363; entitled. 'La personne et le cycle de vie dans la vie sociale et la pensée africaines'. vol. 23, no. 1 (1990/91), p. 77-103; vol. 23, no. 2 (1990/91) p. 205-244; vol. 24, no. 1 (1992), p. 79-108.
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