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Nomads of Mauritania

Author: Brigitte Himpan; Diane Himpan-Sabatier
Publisher: Wilmington, Delaware, United States : Vernon Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Vernon series in anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nomads of Mauritania aims at understanding the cultural identity (religious beliefs, language, values, relationships with others) of the Mauritanian nomads through their geographical environment, an original history, their lifestyle, caste system, diet, housing and crafts and how it is revealed by their art, materially expressed on the everyday objects and the body and defined for the first time as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brigitte Himpan; Diane Himpan-Sabatier
ISBN: 9781622734566 1622734564 9781622734108 1622734106
Language Note: In English; translated from the French.
OCLC Number: 1053895765
Description: ix, 541 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Geography of Mauritania --
History of Mauritania --
Nomadism : the Mauritanian nomads' way of life --
Society of castes among the nomads --
Nutritional preoccupations of the nomads --
Material preoccupations of the nomads --
Crafts of the nomads --
Cultural identity of the Mauritanian nomads --
What has become of the Mauritaninan nomads?
Series Title: Vernon series in anthropology.
Other Titles: Nomades de Mauritanie.
Responsibility: Brigitte Himpan and Diane Himpan-Sabatier.
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on1053895765

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"Nomads of Mauritania aims at understanding the cultural identity (religious beliefs, language, values, relationships with others) of the Mauritanian nomads through their geographical environment, an original history, their lifestyle, caste system, diet, housing and crafts and how it is revealed by their art, materially expressed on the everyday objects and the body and defined for the first time as geometrical-abstract and respectively as ephemeral usual art and ephemeral living art. Furthermore, what has become of the nomads of Mauritania with the climate warming and the economic and cultural globalization and to what extent are they still the pillars and heart of the Mauritanian society of today?"--
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