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Title:Society and change in Bali Nyonga: critical perspectives
Editors:Fokwang, Jude Thaddeus Dingbobga
Langmia, KehbumaISNI
Year:2011
Pages:185
Language:English
City:Mankon
Publisher:Langaa Research & Publishing CIG
ISBN:9956579394; 9789956579396
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:Bali (Cameroon)
social change
rituals
chieftaincy
Internet
Abstract:Bali Nyonga is a town on the Grasslands of the English-speaking North West region of Cameroon. All but one of the essays in this edited volume on contemporary society and culture in Bali Nyoga have been contributed by ex-patriate scholars who were born there. The chapters are divided into three broad sections: rites and rituals; Bali online; and oral discourse and politics. The chapters are: Introduction: society and culture in early 21st century Bali by Jude Fokwang; Old wine in new wineskin? Social change and traditional religion in Bali Nyonga by Babila Fochang; Performance aesthetics, structure and language of Bali Nyonga divination systems by Babila Mutia and Bejemiah Mecaly; Marriage and widowhood rites in Bali Nyonga by Elias M. Nwana and Vincent L. Nwana; Imagining Bali Nyonga online: online discussions of the Bali-Bawock crisis on a Bali electronic forum by Lilian Ndangam Fokwang; Language use in a multicultural online community by Patience Fielding; Social criticism through oral discourse in Bali Nyonga by Kehbuma Langmia; Chieftancy at the crossroads: politics, society and customary reform in Bali Nyonga by Jude Fokwang; and conclusion by Kehbuma Langmia. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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