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Lewis, I. M.

Overview
Works: 166 works in 862 publications in 6 languages and 15,067 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Compiler
Classifications: DT403, 967.73
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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 )

61 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,576 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
Social anthropology in perspective : the relevance of social anthropology by I. M Lewis( Book )

75 editions published between 1941 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

67 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in context : cults and charisma by I. M Lewis( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 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 )

52 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 734 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 Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 700 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 )

58 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 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 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 532 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 )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 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 )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 365 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 295 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 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 232 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 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors tackle the impact of colonial powers, such as Britain and Italy; Somali poetic heritage and its relationship with politics; variations between northern/pastoral and southern/agropastoral populations within Somali culture; the significance of clanship, including its influence on livestock trading networks; the origin and nature of Somali "total genealogy"; the political future of the country following the breakdown of the centralized state; and the role of the Somali diaspora. Chapters explain "spirit possession cults," the study of which Lewis helped to establish, and the intricacies of Somali language, names, and terms of kinship. A thorough introduction details the trajectory of Lewis's career and the extent of his legacy after five decades of scholarship. --Book Jacket
Women's medicine : the Zar-Bori cult in Africa and beyond( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 219 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 215 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.

Lewis, I. M.

Lewis I. M. 1930-....

Lewis, Ioan

Lewis, Ioan 1930-

Lewis, Ioan M.

Lewis, Ioan M. 1930-

Lewis, Ioan M. (Ioan Myrddin)

Lewis, Ioan Myrddin.

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 (552)

Italian (8)

Chinese (3)

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