Between God, the Dead and the Wild: Chamba Interpretations of Ritual and Religion by Richard FardonBetween God, the Dead and the Wild: Chamba Interpretations of Ritual and Religion by Richard Fardon

Between God, the Dead and the Wild: Chamba Interpretations of Ritual and Religion

byRichard Fardon

Paperback | March 28, 1991

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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 manifestthemselves 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 thevalues of the wilds.
Richard Fardon is Professor of West African Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
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Title:Between God, the Dead and the Wild: Chamba Interpretations of Ritual and ReligionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 28, 1991Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748602844

ISBN - 13:9780748602841

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