Between God, the Dead and the Wild
Chamba Interpretations of Ritual and Religion
By (author) Richard Fardon
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Between God, the Dead and the Wild by Richard Fardon
Book DescriptionBased on observations in two West African villages - one a traditionally uncentralised community in contemporary Nigeria, the other a small chiefdom in Cameroon - this study shows that despite basic presuppositions regarding various types of being, the beliefs of the two groups manifest themselves in quite different ways. Focusing particularly on Chamba conceptions of people, masks and cults, Richard Fardon applies contemporary social theory to Chamba religion and shows how particular individuals integrate their concerns with notions of human purpose, the agricultural cycle and the values of the wilds.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748602841
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Fardon
Cultures and Crises, Paperback (January 2013)
Mary Douglas was one of the most regarded anthropologists of the 20th Century. This is a collection of her latest essays on culture, previously uncollected, from the last decade and a half of her life.
Central Nigeria Unmasked, Paperback (September 2011)
Brings together figurative wood sculptures and ceramic vessels, masks, and elaborate bronze and iron regalia selected to exemplify important typologies within the Benue River Valley
Mary Douglas, Paperback (April 1999)
A full length account of the life and ideas of Mary Douglas, the British social anthropologist whose publications span the second half of the twentieth century. Fardon covers Douglas' family background and the influence of her catholic faith before providing an analysis of two of her major works, PURITY AND DANGER and NATURAL SYMBOLS.
Counterworks, Paperback (September 1995)» View all books by Richard Fardon
This work examines the ways in which "globalization" has affected specific localities, challenging the validity of anthropological concepts of culture in the light of the persuasive connections which exist between local and global factors everywhere.
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Author Biography - Richard Fardon
Richard Fardon is Professor of West African Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
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