This ebook bargains an interpretation of Yoruba people’s affective responses to an grownup Yoruba male with a ‘deviant’ coiffure. The paintings, which perspectives hairstyles as a kind of symbolic communicative sign that encodes messages which are perceived and interpreted inside a tradition, offers an ontological and epistemological interpretation of Yoruba ideals concerning dreadlocks with real-life illustrations in their remedy of an grownup male with what they time period irun were (insane person’s hairdo). in accordance with experiential observations in addition to socio-cultural and linguistic analyses, the ebook explores the dynamism of Yoruba worldview concerning head-hair inside of modern trust platforms and discusses many of the components that guarantee its continuity. It concludes with a cross-cultural comparability of the perceptions of dreadlocks, in particular among Nigerian Yoruba humans and African American Yoruba practitioners.
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