• Pastoralism in Tropical Africa book cover

    Pastoralism in Tropical Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Théodore Monod

    Originally published in 1975, the papers collected in this volume review African pastoralism in both West and East Africa, in relation to economy, ecology, social and community organisation, kinship, inter-group relations, modern administrative attitudes and policies and problems of development.…

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  • The New Elites of Tropical Africa book cover

    The New Elites of Tropical Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by P. C. Lloyd

    Originally published in 1966, this book brings together papers dealing with the emergence and development of elites in sub-Saharan Africa among social categories ranging from farmers and women market traders through foremen and merchants to administrators and managers in government and industry.…

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  • 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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