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Based 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 Details

ISBN: 9780748602841
ISBN-10: 0748602844
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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