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1st Edition

Yakö Studies

ISBN 9781138586376
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1964 this volume collects together 25 years' worth of journal articles from the UK and USA. It brings together detailed descriptions and analyses of various aspects of the Yakö peoples of the Cross River area of Eastern Nigeria and includes sections on social organization, economy and religion.

Table of Contents

1. Land and Labour

2. Exchange and Consumption

3. Fission and Accretion in the Patriclan

4. Double Descent in the Matrilineal System

5. Ward Organization

6. Village Government

7. Spirits, Witches and Sorcerers

8. First Fruits Rituals

9. The Context of Belief

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From 1945 Daryll Forde worked at University College London, and built a school of American-style cultural anthropology there. From 1935 he worked in Nigeria with the Yako  UCL's department of anthropology has an annual lecture series and a seminar room named in his honour