Tradition and Transition in East Africa: Studies of the Tribal Factor in the Modern Era, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Tradition and Transition in East Africa

Studies of the Tribal Factor in the Modern Era, 1st Edition

Edited by P.H. Gulliver


392 pages

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First published in 1969.

Divided into two parts, the first sections in the book examine the significance of the tribal factor in certain general contexts and discuss some of the particular backgrounds to contemporary transition in East Africa. There are essays on politics, economic development, language, law and education, together with a comparative look at European nationalism. In the second part, the grass-roots basis and development of the concept of the tribe are considered and its operation in social life in rural areas discussed.

The contributions come from a wide range of scholars in the social sciences, history and law and the contributors are: W.J. Argyle, George Bennett, Tom J. Mboya, W.H. Whiteley, Eugene Cotran, J.W. Tyler, J.S. La Fontaine, Michael Twaddle, Kathleen M. Stahl, P.H. Gulliver, Kirsten Alneas, David J. Parkin, R.D. Grillo, I.M. Lewis, H.F. Morris.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General