Vessels of Power: the Dialectical Symbolism of Power in Yoruba Religion and Polity - Part One
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Part One of Master's thesis in Anthropology at the University of Chicago, award the Roy D. Albert Prize for Excellence in the Study of Anthropology. Concerns the history of vessels and metaphors of containment and "mounting" in the delegation of sacred and political power in Yorubaland.
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Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Specialties Anthropology & History, Africa, African Diaspora, Transnationalism, Social Theory Research Summary Anthropology of religion, of ethnicity, of education and of social theory; history and theory of anthropology; African and African-inspired religions around the Atlantic perimeter; ethnic diversity in the African-descended population of the US; tertiary education as a culture; gender, religion and politics; transnationalis