1st Edition

French Perspectives in African Studies
A Collection of Translated Essays

Edited By

Pierre Alexandre

ISBN 9781138485167
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1973, this volume presents some of the main approaches that were developed by French Africanists during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The book covers social structure, kinship systems, economic change, ethnography, language, history and archaeology in West Africa.

Table of Contents

1. The Mother's Brother in the Western Sudan Marcel Griaule

2. Stylistic Study of a Dogon Text Geneviève Calame-Griaule

3. A Contribution to the Study of Blacksmiths in West Africa G. Dieterlen

4. Symbolic Monuments of the Logone-Birni Royal Palace (Northern Cameroons) Annie and Jean-Paul Lebeuf

5. Blood Pacts, Age classes and Castes in Black Africa Denise Paulme

6. Towards a History of the Yatenga Mossi Dominique Zahan

7. Traditional Social Structure and Economic Change Georges Balandier

8. The Study of Marriage and Urban Research Paul Mercier

9. Regional studies: Thoughts on the monographic Formula in Human Geography Gilles Sautter

10. Problems of Modern Political Terminology in African Languages Pierre Alexandre

11. On the Mode of Production of the Hunting Band Claude Meillassoux

12. Oral Tradition and Chronology Yves Person

13. Food and the Strategy Involved in Learning Fraternal Exchange Among Wolof Children Jacqueline Zempleni-Rabain

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