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Symbols and magic in the arts of Kabyle women

Symbols and magic in the arts of Kabyle women

Symbols and magic in the arts of Kabyle women.

Makilam. Trans. by Elizabeth Corp.

Peter Lang Publishing Inc

2007

195 pages

$68.95

Hardcover

Francophone cultures and literatures; v.52

DT298

Anthropologist and historian Makilam is an indigenous Kabyle raised in a Berber village in northern Algeria. Finding the classical methodologies of the human sciences insufficient, she developed an original and personal method of research in order to render as faithfully as possible in writing the life of the women in Kabylia. This allows her to explore the magic and feminine dimension without isolating it from its material support or from its vital and human universality, while also avoiding the fragmentation of its pluri-disciplinary unity. There is no index. No publication data is cited for the original Signes et rituels magiques des femmes kabyles.

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