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Reference: David Zeitlyn and Michael.D. Fischer, Ritual, ideation and performance: A Case Study of Multimedia in Anthropological Research - the Mambila Nggwun Ritual (paper presented to16th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR), April 2-5, 2002) In Robert Trappl ed. (2002). Cybernetics and Systems 2002. 393-8.Citable link to this page:

 

Ritual, ideation and performance: a case study of multimedia in anthropological research - the Mambila Nggwun ritual (paper presented to 16th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR), April 2-5, 2002)

Abstract: The Mambila Nggwun ritual is partly a war dancein which the domination of the outlying hamlets bythe village centre is dramatically enacted. Principally,it is a celebration of the institution of chief,and it includes many rites to strengthen the chief.Prior to 1997 Zeitlyn had documented the ritual onmany occasions, based on his participation anddiscussions with a range of Mambila consultants.In 1997 Zeitlyn and Fischer returned to Somi tofurther investigate the ritual by working with localconsultants to author visual documents based onthe ritual. What we found was puzzling. Althougheveryone could produce a schematic specimen verbalaccount of Nggwun with a simple chronologicaldescription of its structure, no one we workedwith could produce either a description or reliablejudgements about order or structure based onaudio-visual materials depicting an occurrence ofthe ritual six months earlier, despite being able torecognize each individual depiction.

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