Originally published in 1961, this book analyses economic changes in Africa and the restructuring of social relations to which this hs led. there are also detailed studies of the character of social changes in individual communities. There is a particular focus on changing kinship status and neighbourhood as the impact of modern economic conditions is felt in Tropical Africa.
Part 1: Introductory Summary A. W. Southall
1. Social Change, Demography, and Extrinsic Factors
2. Norms and Status Symbols 3. Small Groups and Social Networks 4. Kinship, Tribalism and Family Authority
5. The Position of women and the Stability of Marriage
Part 2: Special Studies 1. Anthropological Problems Arising from the African Industrial Revolution M. Gluckman
2. Social and Demographic Problems of the Southern Cameroons Plantation Area E. W. Ardener 3. Mombasa - A Modern Colonial Municipality Gordon Wilson 4. The Restructuring of Social Relationships M. Banton 5. Social Stratification in Gwelo W. B. Schwab
6. Educated Africans: Some Conceptual and Terminological Problems J. E. Goldthorpe
7. An Expenditure Study of the Congolese Évolués of Leopoldville, Belgian Congo L. Baeck
8. Mieux-Être et Promotion sociale chez les Salariés africains de Brazzaville M. R. Devauges
9. Two Small Groups in Avenue 21: Some Aspects of the System of Social Relatins in a Remote Corner of Stanleyville, Belgian Congo V. Pons
10. Kinship, Friendship and the Network of Relations in Kisenyi, Kampala A. W. Southall
11. Labour Migration as a Positive Factor in the Continuity of Tonga Tribal Society J. van Velsen
12. Kahama township, Western Province, Tanganyika R. G. Abrahams
13. Parenté et Affinités ethniques dans l'écologie du 'Grand Quartier' de New-Bell, Douala M. R. Gouellain
14. Changes in the Composition and Status of Kin Groups in Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia D. G. Bettison
15. Trade and the Role of Wife in a Modern West African Town D. McCall
16. Second Generation Migrants in Ghana and the Ivory Coast J. Rouch
17. Family Life Among the Yoruba, Lagos, Nigeria A. Izzett
18. Social Change and the Stability of African Marriage in Northern Rhodesia J. Clyde Mitchell
Routledge is delighted to be re-issuing 79 volumes originally published between 1931 and 1988 in association with the International African Institute. Unavailable outside a few key libraries, many of these republished volumes were at the cutting edge of a fieldwork and ethnographic revolution in African anthropology in the decades after 1930. It involved the production of a wide body of fieldwork-based ethnographic documentation about the cultures of the different societies in Africa. Secondly, it saw a methodological turn to intense, localized investigations of cultural tradition and social change in a rapidly modernizing context. These investigations involved a more sustained and systematic, more professional and ‘scientific’ form of immersion and participant observation, than anything that had gone before. The sites of engagement were urban as well as rural; the pioneering researchers were female as well as male. No longer was the journal essay the repository of the latest research in the discipline, but rich ethnographies running into hundreds of pages.
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