• 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…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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,…

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    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Organised Labour: An Introduction to Trade Unionism book cover

    Organised Labour

    An Introduction to Trade Unionism, 1st Edition

    By G. D. H. Cole

    First published in 1924. This book provides a balanced picture of Trade Unionism as it was in the 1920s. The study opens with a brief outline of Trade Union history, before examining Trade Unions’ structure, its place in government, and the internal issues that Trade Unions faced. Organised Labour…

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    Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

  • TIMES NOW for Women Healthcare Leaders: A Guide for the Journey book cover

    TIMES NOW for Women Healthcare Leaders

    A Guide for the Journey, 1st Edition

    By Patricia A. Gabow

    The healthcare workforce now represents I out of 7 employees in the US healthcare workforce. Women now comprise most of the healthcare trainees and workforce, but they often hit a glass ceiling. For example, 84% of frontline hospital employees are women, but only 43% are executive, only 11% are…

    Hardback – 2020-05-01 
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