Anthropology: Kinship & Community

  • Witchcraft, Sorcery and Social Categories Among the Safwa book cover

    Witchcraft, Sorcery and Social Categories Among the Safwa

    1st Edition

    By Alan Harwood

    Originally published in 1970, this book explores the role of concepts of disease in the social life of the Safwa of Tanzania, particularly through beliefs concerning witchcraft and sorcery. Examining Safwa ideas about the cuasation of disease and death and the use of aetiological terms in actual…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22
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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The Pastoral Fulbe Family in Gwandu book cover

    The Pastoral Fulbe Family in Gwandu

    1st Edition

    By C. Edward Hopen

    Originally published in 1958, this book discusses how marriage and Fulbe family life, the economy and the whole organization of society is centred on cattle; how the welfare of the herd and its increase, the balance betweent he size of the herd and the size of the family are major preoccupations in…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22
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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Ideas and Procedures in African Customary Law: Studies Presented and Discussed at the Eighth International African Seminar at the Haile Sellassie I University, Addis Ababa, January 1966 book cover

    Ideas and Procedures in African Customary Law

    Studies Presented and Discussed at the Eighth International African Seminar at the Haile Sellassie I University, Addis Ababa, January 1966, 1st Edition

    Edited by Max Gluckman

    The 18 papers in this volume, originally published in 1969 in English and French, with summaries in the other language, define and analyze in their wider social contexts the fundamental ideas and procedures to be found in African traditional systems of law. They assess the needs and problems of…

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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The Development of Indigenous Trade and Markets in West Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the Tenth International African Seminar at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, December 1969 book cover

    The Development of Indigenous Trade and Markets in West Africa

    Studies Presented and Discussed at the Tenth International African Seminar at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, December 1969, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claude Meillassoux

    Originally published in 1971 and written in English and French, with summaries in both languages, the essays in this volume dsicuss the effects of internal economic and political conditions and of external relations on the development of trade and markets in West Africa from the period of the slave…

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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • A Black Byzantium: The Kingdom of Nupe in Nigeria book cover

    A Black Byzantium

    The Kingdom of Nupe in Nigeria, 1st Edition

    By S. F. Nadel

    Originally published in 1942 this now classic book is a study of the Nupe of Northern Nigeria. The economic and political complexity of their kingdom evoked comparisons with the civilization of Byzantium. The detailed description and analysis of their social life and political institutions was the…

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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Nupe Religion book cover

    Nupe Religion

    1st Edition

    By S. F. Nadel

    Originally published in 1954, this book is a pentrating study of Nupe religion and the increasing influence that Islam has had on indigenous forms of worship. The practise of witchcraft, forms of ritual, Gods and faith in medicine are all examined as an integral part of Nupe religion and culture.…

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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • A Tribal Survey of Mongalla Province book cover

    A Tribal Survey of Mongalla Province

    1st Edition

    Edited by L. F. Nalder

    Originally published in 1937, this book describes and compares the tribes of the Mongalla Province in what is now South Sudan. In the second part of the book some 27 individual tribes are discussed in detail, and topics such as linguistics, culture, tribal structure, religious beliefs, crime and…

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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The African Labourer book cover

    The African Labourer

    1st Edition

    By G. St. J Orde-Browne

    Originally published in 1933, this book is a comparative study of the labour market in the early part of the twentieth century in different parts of Africa. It focusses particularly on the impact of Western influence, both on an industrial and sociological level, in the period after the First World…

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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • 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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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • 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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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • 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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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Arts of West Africa: (Excluding Music) book cover

    Arts of West Africa

    (Excluding Music), 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael E. Sadler

    Originally published in 1935, the aim of this book was to introduce the European to the art of West Africa. Many of the examples (extensively illustrated with black and white photos are from the regions between Senegal and Angola, primarily from Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, Nigeria…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22
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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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