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The changing 'life' of the buffalo/cow horns and new methods of adaptation by carvers/patrons in the grassfields, Cameroon

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-13 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T18:10:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T18:10:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2207
dc.description.abstract The appropriation and adoption of aesthetics that retain close relation to the past is one notable reason for the survival of the drinking horn and its associated rituals in the Grassfields. Not only are foreign aesthetics such as images of Bruce Lee and flower design depicted on cow horns to associate the horns with the notion of the wilderness, typical of Grassfields carvings, but it is claimed that without the representation of aspects of the wilderness on drinking horns, the production and exchange of the drinking horn would certainly cease to exist. In other words, the survival of traditional ways and means of producing and exchanging the drinking horn in the Grassfields is a result of the continuous appropriation and adoption of foreign aesthetics that are faithful to the ancestral values of the region. Drawing on research on the drinking horn, this article examines the processes involved in the production and exchange of the drinking horn in present-day Grassfields society. The article shows that the appropriation and adoption of foreign aesthetics that retain close relation with the past is indeed one of the main reasons for the survival of the drinking horn, and by extension religious rituals associated with the horn. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject CAMEROON en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS en
dc.title The changing 'life' of the buffalo/cow horns and new methods of adaptation by carvers/patrons in the grassfields, Cameroon en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume February en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle African Studies en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Abingdon, England en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8404 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 7141 en
dc.bibliographictitle Fubah, M.A. (2014) The changing 'life' of the buffalo/cow horns and new methods of adaptation by carvers/patrons in the grassfields, Cameroon. <i>African Studies</i>. February:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Fubah, M.A. en


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