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Ethnicité, Nourriture et Politique L’exemple des Yasa de la Côte Sud Du Cameroun

Ethnicité, Nourriture et Politique L’exemple des Yasa de la Côte Sud Du Cameroun Ethnicity, Food, and Politics: The Example of the Yasa in the Cameroonian South ProvinceIn Cameroon, ethnicity is present in food as well as in anthroponymy. Neighbouring populations use it to auto-identify themselves and to indicate their spatial settlement. The ‘leaves’eaters’, the ‘crabs’eaters’ and the ‘“fruits de l’arbre à pain”-eaters’ live together in peace on the Coast of the country by assuming their ethnicity. They even take over new political and administrative structures as guide mark in self presentation. Even the political power who officially tries to 'erase' ethnicity is not able to compose without it. Ethnicity has become a political strategy and is being mobilized or demobilized to balance or control the power. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Afrika Focus Brill

Ethnicité, Nourriture et Politique L’exemple des Yasa de la Côte Sud Du Cameroun

Afrika Focus , Volume 9 (1-2): 20 – Feb 2, 1993

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0772-084X
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2031-356X
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10.1163/2031356X-0090102006
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Abstract

Ethnicity, Food, and Politics: The Example of the Yasa in the Cameroonian South ProvinceIn Cameroon, ethnicity is present in food as well as in anthroponymy. Neighbouring populations use it to auto-identify themselves and to indicate their spatial settlement. The ‘leaves’eaters’, the ‘crabs’eaters’ and the ‘“fruits de l’arbre à pain”-eaters’ live together in peace on the Coast of the country by assuming their ethnicity. They even take over new political and administrative structures as guide mark in self presentation. Even the political power who officially tries to 'erase' ethnicity is not able to compose without it. Ethnicity has become a political strategy and is being mobilized or demobilized to balance or control the power.

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Afrika FocusBrill

Published: Feb 2, 1993

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