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Tradition and Contract

The Problem of Social Order, 1st Edition

By Elizabeth Colson

Routledge

154 pages

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This book provides a vivid and informative view of life in traditional groups that are ordered mainly through the informal operation of everyday social relations, based on Colson's field research with North American Indians and with peoples in what is now Zambia.

Table of Contents

1. An Explanatory Introduction 2. Lewis Henry Morgan and the Study of Political Systems 3. A Society of Equals: The Problem of Consensus 4. The Limits of Authority: Knowing the Rules 5. The Search for Utopia

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work