Revitalization and the genesis of cults in pragmatic religion: the Kita rite of passage among the Suku
explorations in african systems of thought • Bloomington • Published In 1980 • Pages: 183-212
By: Kopytoff, Igor.
AbstractThis article describes a traditional Suku religious rite called Kita which was typically held following the rise of a new chief. The focus is on the meanings and structure of the ritual, meant to renovate the collective wellbeing of lineage members as they passed from the reign of one chief to the other. The discussion follows Arnold Van Gennep's classic formulation of rites of passage.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Central Africa
- Document Type
- Teferi Abate Adem; 2014
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Kwango district, Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- by Igor Kopytoff
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-212)
- Suku (African people)