Taylor & Francis India: Social Sciences

  • The Ovimbundu Under Two Sovereignties: A Study of Social Control and Social Change Among a People of Angola book cover

    The Ovimbundu Under Two Sovereignties

    A Study of Social Control and Social Change Among a People of Angola, 1st Edition

    By Adrian C. Edwards

    Originally published in 1962, this study discusses the changes in the life of the Ovimbundu from the time of their caravan trade in slaves, rubber, and ivory down to the more recent period when the organization of their chiefdoms was influenced by the Catholic missions, Portuguese administration…

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  • The Chiga of Western Uganda book cover

    The Chiga of Western Uganda

    1st Edition

    By May M. Edel

    Originally published in 1957, this is an account of the Chiga, a Bantu tribe of Western Uganda. The Chiga are an independent farming people who have no tribal organization, and unlike the neighbouring East African peoples of a similar culture, no caste system. For this reason they are of particular…

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  • Changing Social Structure in Ghana: Essays in the Comparative Sociology of a new State and an old Tradition book cover

    Changing Social Structure in Ghana

    Essays in the Comparative Sociology of a new State and an old Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Jack Goody

    Originally published in 1975, this book presents the results of research into social change in Ghana. The book looks in detail at the problems of particular sub-groups and sectors in one single nation and they show that the field-worker with a wide comparative background in the range of…

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  • Valenge Women: Social and Economic Life of the Valenge Women of Portuguese East Africa book cover

    Valenge Women

    Social and Economic Life of the Valenge Women of Portuguese East Africa, 1st Edition

    By E. Dora Earthy

    When first published in 1933, this monograph shed new light on the life of the Valenge women of Portuguese East Africa. It discusses their social organisations, family relationships, education, tribal customs, and contains detailed information concerning initiation rites, religion, magic and…

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  • Kikuyu: Social and Political Institutions book cover

    Kikuyu

    Social and Political Institutions, 1st Edition

    By H. E. Lambert

    Originally published in 1956, the main emphasis of the book is on the complex age-set organization which constitutes the framework within which the life of every Kikuyu is regulated from infancy to old age. The book shows how the political and territorial organization, the judicial system and the…

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  • Sukumaland: An African People and Their Country: A Study of Land Use in Tanganyika book cover

    Sukumaland: An African People and Their Country

    A Study of Land Use in Tanganyika, 1st Edition

    Edited by P. C. Lloyd

    Originally published in 1953, this book discusses the Sukuma people who represent the largest ethnic group in Tanzania. It is devoted mainly to the resources, use, problems and systems of tenure of the territory of Sukumaland, but also contains an account of Sukama social structure, organisation…

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  • The Premise of Inequality in Ruanda: A Study of Political Relations in a Central African Kingdom book cover

    The Premise of Inequality in Ruanda

    A Study of Political Relations in a Central African Kingdom, 1st Edition

    By Jacques J. Maquet

    Originally published in 1961, this study of the indigenous system of government in Ruanda-Urundi until the beginning of the 20th century, describes the complex relationship between the Tutsi and the Hutu and shows how the Tutsi succeeded in maintaining their political dominance without endangering…

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  • Tribe and Class in Monrovia book cover

    Tribe and Class in Monrovia

    1st Edition

    By Merran Fraenkel

    Originally published in 1964, this book analyses the unique type of social stratification which is more akin to a social class system in Monrovia, Liberia's capital. Liberia, established in 1847 has no history of rule by a colonial power and is of perculiar sociological interest, having been…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • 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

    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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