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Lewis, I. M.

Overview
Works: 168 works in 905 publications in 5 languages and 16,610 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Compiler
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Most widely held works about I. M Lewis
 
Most widely held works by I. M Lewis
Ecstatic religion; an anthropological study of spirit possession and shamanism by I. M Lewis( Book )

64 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States of spiritual possession in which believers feel themselves to be 'possessed' by the deity and raised to a new plan of existence are found in almost all known religions. This book offers a comprehensive sociological approach to this experience, drawing an important distinction between central possession cults, dominated by male ecstatics, which reinforce official morality and established power, and marginal cults, which are often a form of protest on the part of the oppressed -- particularly women. this wide-ranging comparative study looks at the biochemical, psychological, aesthetic, religious and sociocultural aspects of possession in discussing African shamanism, the classical shamanistic religions of Arctic Asia and South America, Haitian voodoo, the cult of Dionysus, Christian mysticism, and other manifestations of spiritual ecstasy. In this new, completely revised and expanded edition of a classic work, the author explores the social and political significance
Islam in tropical Africa: studies presented and discussed at the fifth International African Seminar, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, January 1964 by I. M Lewis( Book )

73 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social anthropology in perspective : the relevance of social anthropology by I. M Lewis( Book )

74 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social anthropology is, in the classic definition, dedicated to the study of distant civilizations in their traditional and contemporary forms. But there is a larger aspiration: the comparative study of all human societies in the light of those challengingly unfamiliar beliefs and customs that expose our own ethnocentric limitations and put us in our place within the wider gamut of the world's civilizations. Thematically guided by social setting and cultural expression of identity, Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective is a dynamic and highly acclaimed introduction to the field of social anthropology, which also examines its links with cultural anthropology. A challenging new introduction critically surveys the latest trends, pointing to weaknesses as well as strengths.Presented in a clear, lively, and entertaining fashion, this volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to social anthropology for use by teachers and students. Skillfully weaving together theory and ethnographic data, author Ioan M. Lewis advocates an eclectic approach to anthropology. He combines the strengths of British structural-functionalism with the leading ideas of Marx, Freud, and Levi-Strauss while utilizing the methods of historians, political scientists, and psychologists. One of Lewis' particular concerns is to reveal how insights from ""traditional"" cultures illuminate what we take for granted in contemporary industrial and post-industrial society. He also shows how, in the pluralist world in which we live, those who study ""other"" cultures ultimately learn about themselves. Social anthropology is thus shown to be as relevant today as it has been in the past."--Provided by publisher
Religion in context : cults and charisma by I. M Lewis( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern history of Somalia : nation and state in the horn of Africa by I. M Lewis( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pastoral democracy : a study of pastoralism and politics among the northern Somali of the Horn of Africa by I. M Lewis( Book )

57 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern history of Somaliland, from nation to state by I. M Lewis( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and social anthropology by Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth( Book )

44 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together papers presented at the annual conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth ... held at Edinburgh University ... 1966"
Peoples of the Horn of Africa: Somali, Afar and Saho by I. M Lewis( Book )

53 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study of the peoples of the Horn of Africa
Symbols and sentiments : cross-cultural studies in symbolism by I. M Lewis( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acquiring culture : cross cultural studies in child development by Gustav Jahoda( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the 70s and 80s anthropologists studying different cultures had mainly confined themselves to the behaviour and idea systems of adults. Psychologists, on the other hand, working mainly in Europe and America, had studied child development in their own settings and simply assumed the universality of their findings. Thus both disciplines had largely ignored a crucial problem area: the way in which children from birth onwards learn to become competent members of their culture. This process, which has been called 'the quintessential human adaptation', constitutes the theme of this volume, ori
Somali poetry; an introduction by B. W Andrzejewski( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Somalia and Somaliland : culture, history, society by I. M Lewis( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ioan Lewis details history and culture of the Somali people, providing a window into this culture and its increasingly public predicaments. He provides insight into complex social, historical, and cultural Somali heritage and pays attention to pervasive influence of traditional nomadism, especially its extremely decentralized nature. He addresses developments in Somali political region since collapse of the Republic in 1991, including formation and steady development of the democratic state of Somaliland a self-governing outpost of democracy which is still officially unrecognized internationally. Lewis concludes with discussion of the Islamist movement that brought a brief but astonishing period of stability to much of Southern Somalia in late 2006--Publisher's description
A modern history of the Somali : nation and state in the Horn of Africa by I. M Lewis( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Fourth Edition of this history shows the amazing continuity of Somali forms of social organisation and the ingeniousness with which the Somali way of life has adapted to all forms of modernity."--Jacket
Arguments with ethnography : comparative approaches to history, politics & religion by I. M Lewis( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study contends that the subjective anthropology promoted through postmodernism represents an extreme development of long established, highly patronising and misleading evaluations in the anthropologist's role in the construction of theory
Blood and bone : the call of kinship in Somali society by I. M Lewis( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage and the family in northern Somaliland by I. M Lewis( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace and milk, drought and war : Somali culture, society, and politics : essays in honour of I.M. Lewis( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I.M. Lewis, anthropologist and historian, is widely considered to be the greatest researcher to chart the origins and development of Somalia. In this volume, established and emerging scholars review Lewis's work, along with the findings of others, and advance new, groundbreaking methods and unprecedented topics
Women's medicine : the Zar-Bori cult in Africa and beyond( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism & self determination in the Horn of Africa by I. M Lewis( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ecstatic religion; an anthropological study of spirit possession and shamanism
Alternative Names
Ioan Myrddin Lewis British anthropologist

Lewis, I.

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Lewis, Ioan M. 1930-

Lewis, Ioan M. 1930- (Ioan Myrddin)

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Lewis, Ioan Myrddin 1930-

Lewis, Ion Myrddin 1930-

Lewis, Ivan M. 1930-

Lewis, Ivan Myrddin

Lewis, Joan M. 1930-

ルイス, I. M.

Languages
English (608)

Italian (4)

German (2)

French (1)

Somali (1)

Covers
Social anthropology in perspective : the relevance of social anthropologyReligion in context : cults and charismaA pastoral democracy : a study of pastoralism and politics among the northern Somali of the Horn of AfricaPeoples of the Horn of Africa: Somali, Afar and SahoUnderstanding Somalia and Somaliland : culture, history, societyA modern history of the Somali : nation and state in the Horn of AfricaArguments with ethnography : comparative approaches to history, politics & religionBlood and bone : the call of kinship in Somali society