Ritual, Rebellion, Resistance: Once More the Swazi Ncwala

@inproceedings{Lincoln1987RitualRR,
  title={Ritual, Rebellion, Resistance: Once More the Swazi Ncwala},
  author={B. Lincoln},
  year={1987}
}
This article reconsiders the Ncwala ritual, an annual revitalisation of Swazi society, polity, and natural environment, as reported by Hilda Kuper based on fieldwork of 1934-1936. Central to the argument is the insistence that ritual be considered within its proper historical context: here, the situation of colonialism. When this is done, the limitations of previous studies, particularly Gluckman's 'rituals of rebellion' theory, become apparent and a clearer picture emerges of how the Ncwala… Expand

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