Anthropology: Kinship & Community

  • Religion in a Tswana Chiefdom book cover

    Religion in a Tswana Chiefdom

    1st Edition

    By B. A. Pauw

    Originally published in 1960, this book is a study of religion among the Tlhaping, a rural Bantu society who were the first among the Tswana tribes to come into contact with Europeans. The religious organization of the Tlhaping has been viewed within the framework of the people’s social structure…

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  • Survey of African Marriage and Family Life book cover

    Survey of African Marriage and Family Life

    1st Edition

    Edited by Arthur Phillips

    Originally published in 1953, this study examines the effect of social change on African domestic organization and marriage. Changes to African social organization due to increased contact with the West are analyzed and accounts given as to how these changes were handled by various administrations…

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  • Stanleyville: An African Urban Community Under Belgian Administration book cover

    Stanleyville

    An African Urban Community Under Belgian Administration, 1st Edition

    By Valdo Pons

    Originally published in 1969, this is a study of the Congolese community of Kinsangani (formerly Stanleyville), as it was in 1952-3 under Belgian administration. It pays particular attention to the tribal heterogeneity of the community, and to the processes of absorption of urban-dwellers who made…

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  • The Jakhanke: The History of an Islamic Clerical People of the Senegambia book cover

    The Jakhanke

    The History of an Islamic Clerical People of the Senegambia, 1st Edition

    By Lamin O. Sanneh

    When originally published in 1979, this was the first comprehensive study of the Jakhanke in any language. Despite the 19th ambience of jihad, the Jakhanke maintined their tradition of consistent pacifism and political neutrality which is unique in Muslim Black Africa. Drawing on histories,…

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  • The Gurage: A People of the Ensete Culture book cover

    The Gurage

    A People of the Ensete Culture, 1st Edition

    By William A. Shack

    Originally published in 1966 this study gives a detailed account of all aspects of Gurage life. An introductory chapter on South-West Ethiopia and the history of the area is followed by descriptions of Gurage settlements, ensete (banana-like plants) cultivation, kinship and marriage, the political…

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  • Government in Zazzau: 1800-1950 book cover

    Government in Zazzau

    1800-1950, 1st Edition

    By M. G. Smith

    Originally published in 1960, this is a details study of the successive forms of government in the Hausa chiefdom of Zaria in Northern Nigeria. It presents a comparative analysis of the political organization and development of Zaria under successive Habe, Fulani and British suzerains. The book…

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  • Social Change in Modern Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the First International African Seminar, Makerere College, Kampala, January 1959 book cover

    Social Change in Modern Africa

    Studies Presented and Discussed at the First International African Seminar, Makerere College, Kampala, January 1959, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aidan Southall

    Originally published in 1961, this book analyses economic changes in Africa and the restructuring of social relations to which this hs led. there are also detailed studies of the character of social changes in individual communities. There is a particular focus on changing kinship status and…

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  • The Bavenda book cover

    The Bavenda

    1st Edition

    By Hugh Stayt

    Originally published in 1931 this book was the first detailed ethnographic study of the Bavenda people. It pays particular attention to the double system of kinship groups which is unusual among the Bantu peoples. Richly illustrated with over 60 black and white plates, this books discusses the…

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  • Social and Ritual Life of the Ambo of Northern Rhodesia book cover

    Social and Ritual Life of the Ambo of Northern Rhodesia

    1st Edition

    By Bronislaw Stefaniszyn

    Edited by Raymond Apthorpe

    Originally published in 1964, this is a detailed ethnographic record and sympathetic study of Ambo beliefs and activities. The significance of the clan and the matrilineage are discussed and the organization of the village and chiefdom analysed. Childhood and puberty, marriage, death, succession…

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  • Bantu Prophets in South Africa book cover

    Bantu Prophets in South Africa

    1st Edition

    By Bengt Sundkler

    Originally published in 1948 and then updated in 1961 outlines the religious and social background of the Zulus and discusses the rise of the Independent Church Movement. It examines the organization and inner workings of the different Churches, their forms of worship, and the personalities of…

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  • The Konkomba of Northern Ghana: Edited From His Published and Unpublished Writings by Jack Goody book cover

    The Konkomba of Northern Ghana

    Edited From His Published and Unpublished Writings by Jack Goody, 1st Edition

    By David Tait

    Originally published in 1964 this book made available for the first time David Tait's writings on the Konkomba with whom he lived and worked for 5 years. Including some previously unpublished material, this volume discusses the political system of the Konkomba but includes aspects of social and…

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  • Economics in Primitive Communities book cover

    Economics in Primitive Communities

    1st Edition

    By Richard Thurnwald

    Originally published in 1932, this book discusses aspects of economic life in Africa. Detailed consideration is given to food production, population increase, hunting, herding, distribution of goods and wealth, ownership and property, trade, feudalism and slavery.…

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