Originally published in 1951 this book is a study of village system in southern Tanzania, which at the time of publication was thought to be unique. Each village consisted not of a group of kinsmen but an age-set: a group of male contemporaries, together with their wives and young children. The book is concerned with the structure of these villages and the values expressed in them.
Table of Contents
2. Village Organization
3. Economic Cooperation
5. Mystical Interdependence
6. The Maintenance of Order
7. Characteristics of an Age-Village Organization.
Select Documents Relating to Nyakyusa Age-Villages.