• West African City: A Study of Tribal Life in Freetown book cover

    West African City

    A Study of Tribal Life in Freetown, 1st Edition

    By Michael Banton

    Originally published in 1957 this volume deals with the issue of large scale immigration into Freetown, Sierra Leone from the rural areas in the 1950s and the problems which arose as a result. It analyzes the way traditional social systems had to adjust to the demands of urban life and charts the…

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  • The Mugwe: A Failing Prophet book cover

    The Mugwe

    A Failing Prophet, 1st Edition

    By B. Bernardi

    Originally published in 1959 this volume studies the ritual office of the Mugwe which was of great social significance among the Meru of the Central Province of Kenya and analyses the social changes and decline of the Mugwe which came about in the second half of the twentieth century. Until this…

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  • African Agrarian Systems book cover

    African Agrarian Systems

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Biebuyck

    Originally published in 1963 this volume surveys various aspects of the complex relations between rights in land, social organization and economic interests in tropical Africa. The papers - in English and French but with summaries in the other language - analyse case studies illustrating the…

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  • Justice and Judgment Among the Tiv book cover

    Justice and Judgment Among the Tiv

    1st Edition

    By Paul Bohannan

    Since publication in 1957 the importance of Bohannan's study of judicial institutions and procedures among the Tiv has been widely recognized. It has contributed widely to the continuing discussion concerning the objectives and methods to be followed in the anthropological study of law and the…

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  • Caravans of the Old Sahara: An Introduction to the History of the Western Sudan book cover

    Caravans of the Old Sahara

    An Introduction to the History of the Western Sudan, 1st Edition

    By E. W. Bovill

    Since publication in 1957 the importance of Bohannan's study of judicial institutions and procedures among the Tiv has been widely recognized. It has contributed widely to the continuing discussion concerning the objectives and methods to be followed in the anthropological study of law and the…

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    Benin Studies

    1st Edition

    By R. E. Bradbury

    Edited by Peter Morton-Williams

    This collection of R. E. Bradbury's papers, originally published in 1973 includes edited sections of his (then hitherto) unpublished thesis on the Benin village in Western Nigeria. The book is arranged in 3 parts: historical and political studies of the kingdom of Benin; Benin village organization…

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  • Anthropology in Action: An Experiment in the Iringa District of the Iringa Province Tanganyika Terrirtory book cover

    Anthropology in Action

    An Experiment in the Iringa District of the Iringa Province Tanganyika Terrirtory, 1st Edition

    By G. Gordon Brown, A. McD Bruce Hutt

    Originally published in 1935, when the province of Iringa in what is now Tanzania was still under British administrative control, this book is inevitably a product of its time, but nonetheless it represents an important project in collaboration between an anthropologist and a government official.…

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  • The Position of the Chief in the Modern Political System of Ashanti: A Study of the Influence of Contemporary Social Changes on Ashanti Political Institutions book cover

    The Position of the Chief in the Modern Political System of Ashanti

    A Study of the Influence of Contemporary Social Changes on Ashanti Political Institutions, 1st Edition

    By K. A. Busia

    Originally published in 1951, this book provides an account of the traditional status and functions of the Asanti chief. The effects of British administration on the powers of the chief and his council are described, as are the tensions which the traditional political organization was subjected to…

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  • Choice and Constraint in a Swahili Community: Property, Hierarchy and Cognatic Descent on the East African Coast book cover

    Choice and Constraint in a Swahili Community

    Property, Hierarchy and Cognatic Descent on the East African Coast, 1st Edition

    By Ann Patricia Caplan

    Originally published in 1975, this book examines property and power relations in a Swahili village on Mafia Island off Tanzania. It focuses on the cognatic descent groups which are important in many areas of village life such as land-holding, marriage, residence, Islamic activities and spirit…

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  • Tales Told in Togoland book cover

    Tales Told in Togoland

    1st Edition

    By A. W. Cardinall

    Originally published in 1931, this book collects tales told to the author by agricultural labourers and hunters in what was Togoland in the 1920s. A rare and valuable resource of oral history, the book also contains the history of the Dagomba from Northern Ghana.…

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  • Umbundu Kinship and Character book cover

    Umbundu Kinship and Character

    1st Edition

    By Gladwyn Murray Childs

    Originally published in 1949, this book discusses Umbundu social structure and education, with particular reference to how both of these adapted as Angola's contact with Western influences increased in the first half of the twentieth century. Using materials gathered in the field, this volume…

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  • Sukuma Law and Custom book cover

    Sukuma Law and Custom

    1st Edition

    By Hans Cory

    Originally published in 1953, this book records the Customary Law of the Sukuma tribe and discusses the differences in law whcih grew up in the various local federations, with the aim of unifying Customary Law for both the Tanzanians and European colonial authorities. The material is presented in…

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