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The dancing dead : ritual and religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of North Cameroon and Northeastern Nigeria

Author: W E A van Beek
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, cop 2012.
Series: Oxford ritual studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Walter E. A. van Beek draws on extensive fieldwork to offer an in-depth study of the religion of the Kapsiki/Higi, who live in the Mandara Mountains on the border between North Cameroon and Northeast  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W E A van Beek
ISBN: 0199858144 9780199858149 0199858160 9780199858163
OCLC Number: 810315487
Description: XII, 345 p. : figure, foto's, illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments ; Language and orthography ; 1 The funeral of Zra Teri Kwada ; 2. Understanding African ritual ; 3. Slaves, war and the wider world ; Rituals of dwelling ; 4. At home in the mountains ; 5. Sacrifice and the history of dwelling ; 6. The other side of the world ; 7. Rain and cycle of ritual ; Rituals of belonging ; 8. Starting life ; 9. The song of the bride ; 10. The brass boys: initiation ; 11. Harvesting crops, harvesting people ; 12. The dancing dead ; 13. Dynamics of Kapsiki ritual ; Appendix ; References
Series Title: Oxford ritual studies.
Responsibility: Walter E.A. van Beek.

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"The dean of Mandara Mountains anthropology has applied a 'dwelling' approach to the rich, 'thick,' descriptive materials he has been gathering among the Kapsiki over four decades. The resulting Read more...

 
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