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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Encounter, transformation and identity: peoples of the western Cameroon borderlands, 1891-2000
Editors:Fowler, IanISNI
Fanso, Verkijika G.ISNI
Series:Cameroon studies
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Berghahn Books
Geographic term:Cameroon
festschrifts (form)
About person:Shirley G. ArdenerISNI
Abstract:This volume presents key historical and ethnographic essays that adopt critical and analytical approaches to the production of ethnic, political, religious and gendered identities for the peoples of the South West Province of Cameroon and the Nigerian borderlands. It draws together insider and outsider voices reflecting on a range of issues relating to identity and is intended to honour the work and person of pre-eminent Cameroonist scholar Shirley Ardener. Contributions: Voicing identity (Ian Fowler); Oral traditions and administrative identities (Edwin Ardener); Epitome of extracts from Hermann Detzner, 'Im Lande des Dju-Dju' (Sally Chilver); Von Gravenreuth and Buea as a site of history: early colonial violence on Mount Cameroon (Peter Geschiere); Azi since Conrau: anthropological and historical perspectives (Michael Mbapndah Ndobegang and Fiona Bowie); The submerged history of Nsanakang: a glimpse into an Anglo-German encounter (Ute Röschenthaler); The latent struggle for identity and autonomy in the Southern Cameroons, 1916-1946 (Verkijika G. Fanso); 'Titi Ikoli' revisited: fetishism, gender and power in transitional forest economies of the Upper Cross River Borderlands, 1920s-1990s (Caroline Ifeka); Commemorating women in a patrilineal society (Margaret Niger-Thomas); The challenge of multi-sited ethnography (Fiona Bowie); The politics of religious essentialism: the eucharistic meal and identity discourses in postcolonial African Catholicism (Ludovic Lado); Making a difference in North-South relationships: public and private spheres and the role of the human seed in networking for local development (Joyce Endeley and Nalova Lyonga). [ASC Leiden abstract]