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Author Warnier, Jean-Pierre.
Title The pot-king : the body and technologies of power / by Jean-Pierre Warnier.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.

Series African social studies series ; v. 17
African social studies series ; v. 17.
Subject Mankon (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Power (Social sciences) -- Cameroon -- Mankon.
Mankon (Cameroon) -- Kings and rulers.
Mankon (Cameroon) -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 325 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-309) and indexes.
Contents The human flesh -- The subjects as containers -- The skin-citizens -- "Smoke must be kept inside the house" -- The gifts of the dead monarchs -- The closure of the country -- The king's three bodies -- The royal excrement -- Unbreakable vital piggy-banks -- De-sexualized bachelors -- Theoretical questions, in bodily/material cultures.
Summary The king of Mankon (Cameroon) acts as a container of ancestral substances he distributes to his people. This book shows how the exercise of power in a contemporary African kingdom is based on the implementation of bodily and material technologies.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047422709 (electronic bk.)
9047422708 (electronic bk.)
9789004152175 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9004152172 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/ej.9789004152175.i-325
OCLC # 646789015
Additional Format Print version: Warnier, Jean-Pierre. Pot-king. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007 (DLC) 2007039902