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Sacred Rice explores the cultural intricacies in which Jola farmers in West Africa are responding to their environmental and monetary stipulations given the centrality of a crop--rice--that is the lynchpin for his or her monetary, social, spiritual, and political worlds.

Based on greater than ten years of writer Joanna Davidson's ethnographic and ancient learn on rural Guinea-Bissau, this publication seems to be on the courting between humans, crops, and identification because it explores how a society involves outline itself in the course of the creation, intake, and reverence of rice. it's a narrative profoundly tied to a selected position, however it is usually a narrative of encounters with outsiders who frequently mediate or meddle within the rice firm. even supposing the point of interest is a distant region of West Africa, the e-book illuminates the extra common nexus of identification, atmosphere, and improvement, particularly in an period whilst many people--rural and urban--are confronting environmental adjustments that problem their livelihoods and lifestyles.

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