Anthropology: Regional Anthropology

  • 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,…

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

  • African Farmers in Rhodesia: Old and New Peasant Communities in Karangaland book cover

    African Farmers in Rhodesia

    Old and New Peasant Communities in Karangaland, 1st Edition

    By A K H Weinrich

    Originally published in 1975 this book analyses the factors making for success and failure in agricultural development among black Zimbabweans during the 20th century. A detailed analysis is given of 2 tribal trust lands, including government policies and administrative control of these areas,…

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

  • Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia: Indigenous rights, aspirations, and cultural responsibilities book cover

    Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia

    Indigenous rights, aspirations, and cultural responsibilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeremy Russell-Smith, Glenn James, Howard Pedersen, Kamaljit K. Sangha

    Key Features: Provides clear and authoritative recommendations for managing fire in ecological and social contexts Authors are all international leaders in their fields and include not only academics but also leaders of Indigenous communities Explains Indigenous cultural and knowledge systems to…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22
    CRC Press

  • The African Today book cover

    The African Today

    1st Edition

    By Diedrich Westermann

    Originally published in 1934, and inevitably a product of the time in which it was published this book nevertheless remains an important volume in African sociology and psychology. Topics such as race, economics, family and kinship, tribal organization, ritual and the supernatural, language and…

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

  • Good Company: A Study of Nyakyusa Age-Villages book cover

    Good Company

    A Study of Nyakyusa Age-Villages, 1st Edition

    By Monica Wilson

    Originally published in 1951 this book is a study of village system in southern Tanzania, which at the time of publication was thought to be unique. Each village consisted not of a group of kinsmen but an age-set: a group of male contemporaries, together with their wives and young children. The…

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

  • Communal Rituals of the Nyakyusa book cover

    Communal Rituals of the Nyakyusa

    1st Edition

    By Monica Wilson

    Originally published in 1959, this book includes detailed accounts of Nyakyusa traditions of origin,  osmology and moral values, often in direct quotations from informants, while part of the book is devoted to a description of Christian missions, the growth of African churches and the conflict…

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

  • Rituals of Kinship Among the Nyakyusa book cover

    Rituals of Kinship Among the Nyakyusa

    1st Edition

    By Monica Wilson

    Originally published in 1957, analyses the rituals celebrated by groups of kinsmen on the occasion of births, marriages and deaths within the age villages of the Nyakyusa. the connection between the form of the rituals and the kinship structure is examined. The symbolism of the rituals throws great…

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

  • For Men and Elders book cover

    For Men and Elders

    1st Edition

    By Monica Wilson

    Originally published in 1977, this volume completes with a wealth of case material and against the background of a whole century, Monica Wilson's detailed study of the Nyakyusa-Ngonde people of Tanzania and Malawi. The unusual age-village system for which the Nyakyusa are well known has broken down…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22
    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…

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

  • India in Art in Ireland book cover

    India in Art in Ireland

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    India in Art in Ireland is the first book to address how the relationship between these two ends of the British Empire played out in the visual arts. It demonstrates that Irish ambivalence about British imperialism in India complicates the assumption that colonialism precluded identifying with an…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • 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, 1st Edition

    By Michael Heneise

    The Nagas of Northeast India give great importance to dreams as sources of divine knowledge, especially knowledge about the future. Although British colonialism, Christian missions, and political conflict have resulted in sweeping cultural and political transformations in the Indo-Myanmar…

    Hardback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • The Vernacularisation of Democracy: Politics, Caste and Religion in India book cover

    The Vernacularisation of Democracy

    Politics, Caste and Religion in India, 1st Edition

    By Lucia Michelutti

    The book is an ethnographic exploration of how ‘democracy’ takes social and cultural roots in India and in the process shapes the nature of popular politics. It centres on a historically marginalised caste who in recent years has become one of the most assertive and politically powerful communities…

    Paperback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge India
    Exploring the Political in South Asia

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