Anthropology: Kinship & Community

  • Chopi Musicians: Their Music, Poetry and Instruments book cover

    Chopi Musicians

    Their Music, Poetry and Instruments, 1st Edition

    By Hugh Tracey

    Originally published in 1948 and updated with a new introduction in 1970 this book is a classic study on the musical life of a Bantu people in Mozambique. It discusses the poetry on which the music and dances are based and provides, both in original and translation, 50 Chopi songs which are related…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The Drums of Affliction: A Study of Religious Processes Among the Ndembu of Zambia book cover

    The Drums of Affliction

    A Study of Religious Processes Among the Ndembu of Zambia, 1st Edition

    By V. W. Turner

    In this study of the Ndembu of Zambia, ritual is examined under two aspects: as a regulator of social relations over time and as a system of symbols. Social life is thereby given direction and meaning. An extended case-study of a series of ritual performances in the life of a single village…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The Historian in Tropical Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the Fourth International African Seminar at the University of Dakar, Senegal 1961 book cover

    The Historian in Tropical Africa

    Studies Presented and Discussed at the Fourth International African Seminar at the University of Dakar, Senegal 1961, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Vansina, R. Mauny, L. V. Thomas

    Originally published in 1964 these papers discuss the recovery and critical interpretation of oral traditions and written documents, problems of dating and analysis of material from archaeological sites, the use of linguistic evidence, and methods of historical reconstruction concerning techniques,…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The Tio Kingdom of The Middle Congo: 1880-1892 book cover

    The Tio Kingdom of The Middle Congo

    1880-1892, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Vansina, R. Mauny, L. V. Thomas

    Originally published in 1973, this book reconstructs the political and economic organization and the social life of the Tio kingdom at the end of the 19th century by means of a critical synthesis of documentary and ethnographic data. Based on a detailed study of rich docuemntary sources and…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The Bantu of North Kavirondo: Volume 1 book cover

    The Bantu of North Kavirondo

    Volume 1, 1st Edition

    By Gunter Wagner

    Originally published in 1949, this is the first of 2 volumes studying the Bantu tribes inhabiting the westernmost part of Kenya. The book analyses family, lineage and clan structure, kinship relations and the various rituals connected with every stage of the human life cycle. Also included is a…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The Bantu of North Kavirondo: Volume 2: Economic Life book cover

    The Bantu of North Kavirondo

    Volume 2: Economic Life, 1st Edition

    By Gunter Wagner

    Originally published in 1956, this second volume of the Bantu of North Kenya (Kavirondo) discusses the traditional Bantu economy, as well as 20th century developments as a result of Western contact. The topics dealt with include technology, food production, land tenure and use, rights in cattle,…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Sectarianism in Southern Nyasaland book cover

    Sectarianism in Southern Nyasaland

    1st Edition

    By R. L. Wishlade

    Originally published in 1965, this is a study of Christian secessionist sects in the southern Province of Nyasaland (Malawi). It discusses the nature and context of sectarianism in Africa and analyses the developemnt of the sects, their ritual and worship and the roles of their officials in the…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Values and Moral Development in Higher Education book cover

    Values and Moral Development in Higher Education

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gerald Collier, John Wilson, Peter Tomlinson

    Originally published in 1974 Values and Moral Development in Higher Education deals practically with various aspects of the impact of higher educational processes, recognising a need for these to be inter-related and understood within a common framework. It takes the form of a set of contributions…

    Paperback – 2020-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

  • Education and Social Action: Community Service and the Curriculum in Higher Education book cover

    Education and Social Action

    Community Service and the Curriculum in Higher Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sinclair Goodlad

    Originally published in 1975 Education and Social Action, examines the possibility and value of effecting links between community service and the curriculum in various sectors of higher education. It describes what has been done in each of several disciplines in giving students the opportunity to…

    Paperback – 2020-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

  • Suckling: Kinship More Fluid book cover

    Suckling

    Kinship More Fluid, 1st Edition

    By Fadwa El Guindi

    A ground-breaking ethnographic study of suckling in the Arabian Gulf , this book reenergises the study of kinship. It analyses the misunderstood and marginalized phenomenon of suckling drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Qatar over a seven-year period. Fadwa El Guindi situates suckling (often…

    Hardback – 2020-03-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships: Enhancing Health and Quality of Life book cover

    Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships

    Enhancing Health and Quality of Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vicki Hines-Martin, Fannie Cox, Henry R. Cunningham

    Library Collaborations and Partnerships considers the value of library, professional and community partnerships in improving health and quality of life. Describing a variety of community-engaged collaborations, the book demonstrates how libraries utilize their resources to enhance people’s lives.…

    Paperback – 2020-03-15 
    Routledge

  • Lineage and Community in China, 1100–1500: Genealogical Innovation in Jiangxi book cover

    Lineage and Community in China, 1100–1500

    Genealogical Innovation in Jiangxi, 1st Edition

    By Xi He

    This book, based on extensive original research, provides evidence that the practice originated much earlier than previously understood. It shows that in the eleventh century, in southern China under the Song dynasty, the method of compiling a genealogy in the form a table, that is to say a family…

    Hardback – 2020-03-11 
    Routledge
    The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society Series

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