Professor Garfinkel Visits the Soothsayers: Ethnomethodology and Mambila Divination

David Zeitlyn
  • Man, December 1990, JSTOR
  • DOI: 10.2307/2803659

Mambila spider divination, exploring contradictions

What is it about?

A linguistic analysis of contradictions between different results from Mambila spider divination - a form of oracle- reveals that where contradictions occur the diviners change the flow of questioning

Why is it important?

The paper provides empirical evidence of the logic of divination

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