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Tradition and Contract
The Problem of Social Order





ISBN 9780202306902
Published December 31, 2002 by 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

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