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The talk goes outside: argument, privacy and power in Mambila society. Towards a sociology of embedded praxis

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In this paper the sociological implications of loud argument are considered, by taking a case study from the Mambila in Cameroon. Meetings of rotating credit societies are non-traditional forums where power and status are in dispute. These meetings contrast with both domestic arguments and with disputes held in the Chief's court. Rotating credit society meetings usually include arguments but these are dismissed as being unimportant by local informants. They pose a challenge for anthropologica...

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Published
Peer review status:
Refereed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
EDINBURGH UNIV PRESS
Journal:
Africa More from this journal
Volume:
73
Issue:
4
Pages:
606-622
Publication date:
2003-01-01
ISSN:
0001-9720
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UUID:
uuid:f93dca6f-c534-49cc-ac8c-3aadeb764ab2
Local pid:
ora:4729
Deposit date:
2010-12-23

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