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"(Herbert) has constructed a model of power relationships structuredupon gender and age, and derived from male transformative processes, and in so doinghas written a notable, and most enjoyable, book." -- AfricanHistory "Herbert examines with great care and thoroughnessthe relationships between gender and power and the rationales that give them socialform.... (Her) analytical ability is outstanding." -- PatrickMcNaughton "This book is a well-written and essential studyof the place of belief in African material culture." -- International Journalof African Historical Studies Herbert relates the…mehr

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"(Herbert) has constructed a model of power relationships structuredupon gender and age, and derived from male transformative processes, and in so doinghas written a notable, and most enjoyable, book." -- AfricanHistory "Herbert examines with great care and thoroughnessthe relationships between gender and power and the rationales that give them socialform.... (Her) analytical ability is outstanding." -- PatrickMcNaughton "This book is a well-written and essential studyof the place of belief in African material culture." -- International Journalof African Historical Studies Herbert relates the beliefs andpractices associated with iron working in African cultures to other transformativeactivities -- chiefly investiture, hunting, and pottery making -- to propose agender/age-based theory of power.
Autorenporträt
EUGENIA W. HERBERT is E. Nevius Rodman Professor of African History at Mount Holyoke College and author of Red Gold of Africa: Copper in Precolonial History and Culture.