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eBook The Dancing Dead: Ritual and Religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of North Cameroon and Northeastern Nigeria (Oxford Ritual Studies) ePub

by Walter E. A. van Beek

eBook The Dancing Dead: Ritual and Religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of North Cameroon and Northeastern Nigeria (Oxford Ritual Studies) ePub
Author: Walter E. A. van Beek
Language: English
ISBN: 0199858160
ISBN13: 978-0199858163
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 5, 2012)
Pages: 368
Category: World
Subcategory: History
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This book describes their religion, with a particular focus on ritual.

Kapsiki rituals reveal a focus on two fundamental concepts: dwelling and belonging. Van Beek examines their sacrificial practices, through which the Kapsiki show a complex.

This book describes their religion, with a particular focus on ritual. Walter E. A. van Beek. Throughout, the Kapsiki/Higi history as a refuge area against slave raiding shines through in their dealings with the other world and with each other. This is a religion of long-time political insecurity. This book describes their religion, with a particular focus on ritual.

By Walter E. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. By Walter E. SCOTT MACEACHERN (a1).

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Dead : Ritual and Religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of North Cameroon and Northeastern Nigeria. Book Overview between North Cameroon and Northeast Nigeria.

The Dancing Dead : Ritual and Religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of North Cameroon and Northeastern Nigeria.

ritual and religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of north Cameroon and northeastern . Rain and cycle of ritual. Rituals of belonging. The song of the bride. Dynamics of Kapsiki ritual.

ritual and religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of north Cameroon and northeastern Nigeria. by W. E. Published 2012 by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York Rain and cycle of ritual. The brass boys: initiation. Harvesting crops, harvesting people. Includes bibliographical references. Oxford ritual studies, Oxford ritual studies.

Crab Divination among the Kapsiki/Higi of North Cameroon and Northeastern Nigeria. Van Beek, Walter E A. 2015. Of whistling birds and talking crabs. Zurich: Lit. In The Forge and the Funeral The Smith in Kapsiki/Higi Culture, 119-151. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press. Cambridge Anthropology 12 (1):21-51.

This study on Kapsiki-Higi tales compares two corpuses of stories collected over two . Walter . Ritual and Religion among the Kapsiki/Higi (2012) and Th. .

This study on Kapsiki-Higi tales compares two corpuses of stories collected over two generations. In this oral setting, folktales appear much more dynamic than usually assumed, depending on genre, performance and the memory characteristics of the tales themselves. In northeastern Nigeria. van Beek is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology of Religion at Tilburg University and Leiden University, the Netherlands, and has performed extensive fieldwork among the Kapsiki-Higi. His recent publications are The Dancing Dead. Ritual and Religion among the Kapsiki/Higi (2012) and The Forge and the Funeral; the Smith in Kapsiki/Higi Culture (2015).

Walter E. A. van Beek draws on over four decades of fieldwork to offer an in-depth study of the religion of the Kapsiki/Higi, who live in the Mandara Mountains on the border between North Cameroon and Northeast Nigeria. Concentrating on ritual as the core of traditional religion, van Beek shows how Kapsiki/Higi practices have endured through the long and turbulent history of the region.Kapsiki rituals reveal a focus on two fundamental concepts: dwelling and belonging. Van Beek examines their sacrificial practices, through which the Kapsiki show a complex and pervasive connection with the Mandara Mountains, as well as the character of their relationships among themselves and with outsiders. Van Beek also explores their rituals of belonging, rites of passage which take place from birth through initiation and marriage and even death, with the tradition of the "dancing dead," when a fully decorated corpse on the shoulders of a smith dances" with his mourning kinsmen.The Dancing Dead is the result of the author's lifelong study of the Kapsiki/Higi. It gives a unique description of the rituals in an African traditional religion based not upon ancestors, but on a completely relational thought system, where in the end all rituals are integrated into one major cycle.
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