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The gifts of the dead monarchs

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In the Grassfields monarchies, the containers are politically as well as psychologically invested and, they constitute the basic instruments of the production and maintenance of a social and political hierarchy. When deciding to write, three chapters dealing respectively with the shaping of the subjects, and their identifications to their skin and to their house, the author was aware that he could be suspected of psychological determinism. Yet the author chooses to take this risk, his aim began to better resist potential misconceptions and therefore articulate his answers in more convincing terms. To sum up, the rationale of his argument is this: the praxeology of containers and substances can be assessed as a sensori-motor culture of which all subjects living in the Grassfields partake and which is fully mastered by them all.

Keywords: containers; Grassfields monarchies; political hierarchy; psychological determinism

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