Anthropology: Kinship & Community

  • Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India: The Life and Landscapes of Dreams book cover

    Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India

    The Life and Landscapes of Dreams

    By Michael Heneise

    Access to Northeast India has been difficult for researchers due to the ongoing Indo-Naga political conflict. The anthropology of dreams is an emerging field of research. This book explores the relationship between dreams and agency among the Angami Naga in Northeast India. Based on two years of…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Migrant Mothers' Creative Challenges to Racialized Citizenship book cover

    Migrant Mothers' Creative Challenges to Racialized Citizenship

    Edited by Umut Erel, Tracey Reynolds

    How do racialized migrant mothers contest hegemonic racialized formations of citizenship? Bringing together leading scholars from international and multi-disciplinary perspectives, this book shows how migrant mothers realise and problematise their role in bringing up future citizens in modern…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14 
    Routledge
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • High North Stories in a Time of Transition: Creativity, Loss, Work and Play book cover

    High North Stories in a Time of Transition

    Creativity, Loss, Work and Play

    Edited by Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, Larry Browning, Frode Fjelldal-Soelberg

    High North Stories in a Time of Transition collects multiple perspectives on the lives of people who live in the High North of Norway in a time when the petroleum boom is no longer the dominant cultural feature of the region. Utilising constructivist grounded theory, the volume comprises narrative…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge

  • French Perspectives in African Studies: A Collection of Translated Essays book cover

    French Perspectives in African Studies

    A Collection of Translated Essays

    Edited by Pierre Alexandre

    Originally published in 1973, this volume presents some of the main approaches that were developed by French Africanists during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The book covers social structure, kinship systems, economic change, ethnography, language, history and archaeology in West Africa.…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The Basuto: A Social Study of Traditional and Modern Lesotho book cover

    The Basuto

    A Social Study of Traditional and Modern Lesotho

    By Hugh Ashton

    Originally published in 1952 and as a second edition in 1967 this volume provides a systematic and comprehensive account of the Basuto people and their changing culture, and reviews the developments and changes leading up to 1966 when Basutoland achieved independence as Lesotho. It describes…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Freedom and Authority in French West Africa book cover

    Freedom and Authority in French West Africa

    By Robert Delavignette

    Originally published in 1950 and updated in 1968, this book discusses the functions and status of native chiefs in what were the French colonies in West Africa. It also examines the relation of the French legal code to native law and custom and the activities of Christian missions. Analysing…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • A Manual of Nuer Law: Being an Account of Customary Law, its Evolution and Development in the Courts Established by the Sudan Government book cover

    A Manual of Nuer Law

    Being an Account of Customary Law, its Evolution and Development in the Courts Established by the Sudan Government

    By P. P. Howell

    Originally published in 1954 this book was originally designed for administrators but has become a key title for anthropologists. It includes a summary account of the history and social organisation of the Nuer and provides a descriptive analysis of their customary practices concerning homicide,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The Social Organisation of the Lo Wiili book cover

    The Social Organisation of the Lo Wiili

    By Jack Goody

    Originally published in 1967 (second edition) presents an account of the life and social organisation of the Lo Wiili of the Haute Volta and Ghana. Chapters on the geographic and ethnographic background and economic system are followed by a detailed analysis of Lo Wiili social organisation which in…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Technology, Tradition and the State in Africa book cover

    Technology, Tradition and the State in Africa

    By Jack Goody

    Originally published in 1971 this book argues that certain aspects of traditional African social systems have been misunderstood because of a failure to appreciate what is implied by important differences between the technologies of the major traditional African states and those of Europe and Asia.…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • An African Aristocracy: Rank Among the Swazi book cover

    An African Aristocracy

    Rank Among the Swazi

    By Hilda Kuper

    Originally published in 1947 and reprinted with a new preface in 1961, this book is based on field studies and gives an account of the social organization of the Swazi, wiith special reference to the aristocratic structure of their society and the way in which birth and rank determine social…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Efik Traders of Old Calabar: Containing the Diary of Antera Duke together with an Ethnographic Sketch and Notes and an Essay on the Political Organization of Old Calabar book cover

    Efik Traders of Old Calabar

    Containing the Diary of Antera Duke together with an Ethnographic Sketch and Notes and an Essay on the Political Organization of Old Calabar

    Edited by Daryll Forde

    Originally published in 1956 this book contains extracts of the 18th century diary of an Efik chief and documents the activities of slave-traders, the rituals of the Egbo society and many details of domestic life of among the Efik. This volume includes an English translation to the diary which was…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Yakö Studies book cover

    Yakö Studies

    By Daryll Forde

    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,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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