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The shifting iconography of drinking horns in the Western Grassfields, Cameroon

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-27 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-24T17:15:16Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-24T17:15:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-27 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11256
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the shifting iconography and iconology of the buffalo and cow horn drinking cup in the western Grassfields of Cameroon. It highlights the extraordinary creativity of how cow horn drinking cups have provided young people who were previously denied the opportunity of using objects of status to associate with the new aesthetic practices. By examining the fascination in cow horn drinking cups decorated with Bruce Lee's facial image, this paper will show that successful youth who acquire such items have become the embodiments of a new iconography and iconology for the western Grassfields. More importantly, the study will demonstrate how these emerging youths, who are neither royals nor elites have reverse to their advantage the traditional iconography and iconology that was typical of the region and that was restricted to royals and elites. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject CAMEROON en
dc.subject CULTURE en
dc.subject ICONOGRAPHY en
dc.subject VISUAL ARTS SECTOR en
dc.title The shifting iconography of drinking horns in the Western Grassfields, Cameroon en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 3(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Cogent Social Sciences en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10013 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=18904 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8908 en
dc.bibliographictitle Alubafi, M.F. & Ramphalile, M. (2017) The shifting iconography of drinking horns in the Western Grassfields, Cameroon. <i>Cogent Social Sciences</i>. 3:Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11256 en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Alubafi, M.F. en
dc.contributor.author2 Ramphalile, M. en


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