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Aurora colonialis: German Imperialism and the Modernity of Slavery

in The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the impact of German imperialism on slavery in the Cameroon Grassfields. It suggests that the German presence in the Grassfields not only increased the taking of slaves under ... More


From Slaves to Free Boys: Cadets' Resistance to Gerontocratic, Colonial, and Postcolonial Authority

in The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the military training of youth in the Cameroon Grassfields. The opportunity for marginalized young boys to acquire a military training would have been unheard of before the ... More


What Are We Trying to Preserve? Diversity, Change, and Ideology at the Edge of the Cameroonian Grassfields*

Pierpaolo Di Carlo and Jeff Good

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Losses associated with language endangerment need not be restricted to individual language systems but can also involve the disappearance of distinctive language ecologies. This chapter explores the ... More


Kings, Slaves, and Floating Populations: Discourses of Centrality and Marginality in the Precolonial Era

in The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter, which examines the discourses of centrality and marginality in the Cameroon Grassfields during the pre-colonial era, analyzes from an anthropological standpoint the ways in which the ... More


The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Nicolas Argenti

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The young people of the Cameroon Grassfields have been subject to a long history of violence and political marginalization. For centuries the main victims of the slave trade, they became prime ... More


Embodied Histories: Royal Investiture, Masking, and Remembering

in The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines three performances closely associated with some of the major ceremonies of the palace of Oku, focusing on the significance of their present form in light of what we know of the ... More


Masks of Terror and the Subjection of Cadets

in The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the palace masks of the Cameroon Grassfields, focusing on the four masks belonging to the palace kwifon society in the chiefdom of Oku. It explains that these masks depict ... More


Histories of the Present, Histories of the Future

in The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the cyclical nature of slavery and the slave trade in the Cameroon Grassfields. It explains that the slave trade and forced labor introduced during the colonial period were ... More


The Death of Tears: Mortuary Rites and the Indeterminacy of Dance

in The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the numerous masks of the peripheral lineages of the outlying villages of the Oku chiefdom in the Cameroon Grassfields and the counterdiscourse that they may engender among ... More


Dancing Death: Memorial Celebrations, the Politics of Ritual Laughter, and the Embodied Memories of Youth

in The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on memorial celebration and the so-called dancing death in the Cameroon Grassfields. A memorial celebration is always held in the compound of the lineage head of the deceased and ... More


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