Knowledge and Practice in Mayotte: Local Discourses of Islam, Sorcery, and Spirit Possession

@article{Sharp1993KnowledgeAP,
  title={Knowledge and Practice in Mayotte: Local Discourses of Islam, Sorcery, and Spirit Possession},
  author={L. Sharp and Michael Lambek},
  journal={Anthropologica},
  year={1993},
  volume={36},
  pages={238}
}
  • L. Sharp, Michael Lambek
  • Published 1993
  • Sociology
  • Anthropologica
  • How might anthropologists understand the cultural basis of knowledge? This is Michael Lambek's task in this detailed and often engrossing study from Mayotte, an island of the Comoro archipelago in the Indian Ocean, between East Africa and Madagascar. Based on careful field research spanning approximately 20 years, Lambek argues for an understanding of the interrelatedness of three traditions, each with its own conception of knowledge: Islam, cosmology and spirit possession. These traditions may… CONTINUE READING
    151 Citations