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e-Book The Mande Blacksmiths: Knowledge, Power, and Art in West Africa (Traditional Arts of) download

by Patrick McNaughton

ISBN: 025333683X
ISBN13: 978-0253336835
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana University Press; First Edition edition (April 1, 1988)
Pages: 241
Category: Humanities
Subategory: Other

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Anyone who has any interest in traditional West African society should read this book. McNaughton discusses the roles, image and social context of the blacksmiths of the Mande peoples of West Africa.

Anyone who has any interest in traditional West African society should read this book. Blacksmiths are not simply artisans, they are skilled manipulators of supernatural power (called nyama in Bambara. As such they are considered in the same vein as jeliw (bards, praise-singers) and sorcerors. They are also woodworkers, potters, circumcisers, and workers of magic

Home Browse Books Book details, The Mande Blacksmiths . This art, along with the other things they do, gives smiths important roles in everyone else’s professional, social, and spiritual lives.

Home Browse Books Book details, The Mande Blacksmiths: Knowledge, Power, and Art. The Mande Blacksmiths: Knowledge, Power, and Art in West Africa. By Patrick R. McNaughton. Blacksmiths in sub-Saharan Africa occupy confusing social spaces, as if they lived in two conflicting dimensions. They are at once glorified and shunned, feared and despised, afforded special privileges and bounded by special interdictions. This art, along with the other things they do, gives smiths important roles in everyone else’s professional, social, and spiritual lives, thereby putting them in a surprisingly prominent position, given their enigmatic status.

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Choice The Mande Blacksmith is an important book. ISBN13:9780253207982.

McNaughton boldly grapples with the thorniest issues related to his subject and articulates them with clarity and precision.

critical reappraisal, innovative inquiry, and fresh observation. make this book an invaluable fund of new material on Mande societies.

The Mande Blacksmith is an important book. McNaughton boldly grapples with the thorniest issues related to hi. . McNaughton's Mande Blacksmiths is undeniably the most profound study of African artists yet published. McNaughton boldly grapples with the thorniest issues related to his subject and articulates them with clarity and precision. -American Anthropologist.

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Knowledge, Power, and Art in West Africa (Traditional Arts of Africa). Published February 1993 by Indiana University Press.

"... finely crafted scholarship. Elegant and graceful, yet packed with knowledge and information, it embodies the aesthetic qualities which it describes and explores." â?”American Ethnologist

"The text is detailed and informative, and enjoyable reading... " â?”Choice

"The Mande Blacksmith is an important book... sensitive, sympathetic, multifaceted, and thorough... " â?”African Arts

"McNaughton's Mande Blacksmiths is undeniably the most profound study of African artists yet published." â?”Ethnoarts

"... penetrating... McNaughton boldly grapples with the thorniest issues related to his subject and articulates them with clarity and precision." â?”International Journal of African Historical Studies

"... a work in the best tradition of ethnographic research.... critical reappraisal, innovative inquiry, and fresh observation... make this book an invaluable fund of new material on Mande societies... " â?”American Anthropologist

"McNaughton... provides an important interpretation of these artists' conceptual place as members of a complex culture." â?”Religious Studies Review

Examining the artistic, technological, social, and spiritual dimensions of Mande blacksmiths, who are the sculptors of their society, McNaughton defines these artists' conceptual place as extraordinary members of a complex culture.

Comments:
Kiaile
I read this book shortly before returning to my former Peace Corps site in Mali a few months ago. My "jatigi" family are the blacksmiths of a small village in the Mande region. During my two years living with them I observed a lot of interesting things that I couldn't understand, or didn't realize the significance of. I was very happy to find a scholarly explanation of pretty much everything I had scratched my head over for a dozen years. I don't exaggerate when I say that every page contained something that made me say "oh that's what that was about..."

During my return visit I was able to ask the blacksmiths about details in the book. And they confirmed everything I asked about. I couldn't find a single contradiction. It was as if the book were written about them specifically. They enjoyed hearing about the notion that the blacksmiths themselves were responsible for the early anthropologists' mistaken conclusion that blacksmiths were bad and should be avoided -- just trying to get rid of the anthropologists with all their annoying questions. They also seemed happy that someone would be interested enough in what they do to write a book about it, and that I had learned so much about them while I was gone. One brother was willing to talk a little bit about nyaman and fetishism -- just yes and no to a few careful questions -- but I'm convinced that the author's discussion of the subject is right on.

I had a great couple of weeks back in the village. And this book enhanced the experience in a big way.

My thanks to the author!

6snake6
Excellent!

Talvinl
read it could use mote photos . showed how refined metal working could in primitive conditions. full of tips and tricks.

Malakelv
Anyone who has any interest in traditional West African society should read this book. McNaughton discusses the roles, image and social context of the blacksmiths of the Mande peoples of West Africa. Blacksmiths are not simply artisans, they are skilled manipulators of supernatural power (called nyama in Bambara. As such they are considered in the same vein as jeliw (bards, praise-singers) and sorcerors. They are also woodworkers, potters, circumcisers, and workers of magic. Specifically located in Mali, this study examines the world of the blacksmiths in relation to local rulers, villagers and visitng foreigners.
McNaughton's work emphasizes an anthropological perspective and he worked with and was finally apprenticed to several blacksmiths in the course of his fieldwork. Even though this is a very scholarly book, and at times very dense, it is well worth the effort required to get through it. Like John Miller Chernoff's "African Rhythms and African Sensibility", this book deserves pride of place among people who are serious about expressive culture in West Africa.
As a primer to the deep knowledge that comes out of the continent, this book presents an extraodinary and powerful introduction. A bonus for musicians and rhythmatists: check out the excerpt where he talks about the way the blacksmiths play drum rhythms on their bellows to accompany their work and the rhythms "played" by the women as they work pounding millet in the compound. Magic.

Drelajurus
I got this book for my husband who blacksmiths. He's not much of a reader but can't seem to put this book down. The history of blacksmithing in Africa is amazing, from what he tells me, and much, much different than the history of the American Blacksmith.

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