Making Ethnic Elites: Ritual Poetics in a Cameroonian Lycée

@article{Ignatowski2004MakingEE,
  title={Making Ethnic Elites: Ritual Poetics in a Cameroonian Lyc{\'e}e},
  author={Clare A. Ignatowski},
  journal={Africa},
  year={2004},
  volume={74},
  pages={411 - 432}
}
Abstract This case study of youth cultural production in Cameroon examines how lycée students introduce idioms of tradition and the ancestral past into the lycée context by creating a club modelled on a dance society popular in the region. In pre-colonial rural Tupuriland, the gurna society was a key site for the moral–sexual socialisation of youth and a cultural–political arena where competition was staged between individuals and villages during death celebrations. Today, the gurna remains… Expand
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