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Title:Daughters of seclusion: the revelation of the Ibibio 'fattened bride' as the icon of beauty and power
Author:Imeh, Imo NseISNI
Year:2012
ISSN:1947-5985
Pages:312
Language:English
Series:Black studies & critical thinking
City:New York
Publisher:Peter Lang
ISBN:1433115328; 9781433115325; 143311531X; 9781433115318; 1453905421; 9781453905425
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Ibibio
women
rituals
anthropology
aesthetics
art history
Abstract:Contents: Introduction to Mbopo ritual; Part One: Anatomy of beauty: Uyai Mbopo revealed through time, transformation, and transition; Chapter One: The puppet and the girl -- Subpart: Time: a culture of initiation and aesthetics of seclusion; Chapter Two: Ekuk Mbopo; Chapter Three: Nwo-nwo: the seclusion of little girls; Chapter Four: Ekuk Mbopo at the Ebiene Atai village; Chapter Five: The school for womanhood; Subpart: Transformation: Mbopo as the portrayer/progenitor of sanguinity and extravagance; Chapter Six: Body inscriptions and the wellness performance; Chapter Seven: Adorning comfort; Subpart: Transition: from the enclosure to the marketplace: indelible marks of femininity; Chapter Eight: Impressions of seclusion; Chapter Nine: The clitoridectomy rite; Chapter Ten: The staging of a female icon; Part Two: The scepter and the flywhisk: Mbopo theatre, corporeal dialogues, and the revelation of the bride; Subpart: Mechanisms in Uyai: rewriting her body with accouterments of beauty and power; Chapter Eleven: Power symbols; Chapter Twelve: The crest and the crown; Chapter Thirteen: The Uyai anointing; Subpart: Mbopo nation: returnee mbopo and the emergence of objective interpretation; Chapter Fourteen: The story of Akon Ekwere; Chapter Fifteen: Contemporary iterations and bride residue; Conclusion: New possibilities in Mbopo discourse. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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