Ntsikana : history and symbol studies in a process of religious change among Xhosa-speaking people

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Cumpsty, John S en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Hodgson, Janet en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-12T14:41:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-12T14:41:17Z
dc.date.issued 1985 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Hodgson, J. 1985. Ntsikana : history and symbol studies in a process of religious change among Xhosa-speaking people. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18836
dc.description.abstract The figure of Ntsikana, both as a man of history and as an historical symbol, is the focus of this study. I argue that change may come about by giving new meanings to old forms and images or by taking the new forms and content and filling them with the old, and that these two sets continue to exist side by side for a long time. Cumpsty's "Model of Religious Change in Socio-Cultural Disturbance" is used to identify the dynamics in the process and to explore the nature of the dialectic between innovation and assimilation of the new on the one hand, and continuity with the old on the other. The Ntsikana tradition is followed ever a period of two hundred years and well illustrates the need to see religious change as part of an ongoing process within a particular social and historical context. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.subject.other Acculturation - South Africa - Transkei en_ZA
dc.subject.other Xhosa (African people) en_ZA
dc.title Ntsikana : history and symbol studies in a process of religious change among Xhosa-speaking people en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Hodgson, J. (1985). <i>Ntsikana : history and symbol studies in a process of religious change among Xhosa-speaking people</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18836 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Hodgson, Janet. <i>"Ntsikana : history and symbol studies in a process of religious change among Xhosa-speaking people."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies, 1985. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18836 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Hodgson J. Ntsikana : history and symbol studies in a process of religious change among Xhosa-speaking people. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies, 1985 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18836 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Hodgson, Janet AB - The figure of Ntsikana, both as a man of history and as an historical symbol, is the focus of this study. I argue that change may come about by giving new meanings to old forms and images or by taking the new forms and content and filling them with the old, and that these two sets continue to exist side by side for a long time. Cumpsty's "Model of Religious Change in Socio-Cultural Disturbance" is used to identify the dynamics in the process and to explore the nature of the dialectic between innovation and assimilation of the new on the one hand, and continuity with the old on the other. The Ntsikana tradition is followed ever a period of two hundred years and well illustrates the need to see religious change as part of an ongoing process within a particular social and historical context. DA - 1985 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1985 T1 - Ntsikana : history and symbol studies in a process of religious change among Xhosa-speaking people TI - Ntsikana : history and symbol studies in a process of religious change among Xhosa-speaking people UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18836 ER - en_ZA


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