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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


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


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


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