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The Dong, Building Types, and Building Rituals

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The Dong people are a minority group living in South West China, a mountainous area shared between the provinces of Guizhou, Hunan and Guangxi, and they number around 3 million. The original migration patterns of their arrival are ancient...

The Dogon of Mali

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Dogon of Mali remained in relative obscurity until the twentieth century, living in a remote and arid inland area of West Africa that was eventually colonized by the French. Once discovered, they won early fame among African peoples...

The Oglala Sioux and the Four Directions

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The sun was almost setting when we came to the hill, and the old man [the mentor Few Tails] helped me to make the place where I was to stand. We went to the highest point of the hill and made the ground there sacred by spreading sage upon...

The Tukanoan Maloca

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...With this chapter we move on to a permanent house, the sole home of a particular group and centre of their world. Tukanoans are Native South Americans living in the Amazonian rainforest, and this case study draws largely on the accounts...

Hunter-Gatherer Architecture: The Australian Aboriginal People

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...As an example of the practical and spiritual life of the hunter-gatherer, the rich anthropological literature on the Australian Aboriginal People provides a suitable case to engage the question of whether and in what sense...