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  • The Basuto

    A Social Study of Traditional and Modern Lesotho, 1st Edition

    By Hugh Ashton

    Originally published in 1952 and as a second edition in 1967 this volume provides a systematic and comprehensive account of the Basuto people and their changing culture, and reviews the developments and changes leading up to 1966 when Basutoland achieved independence as Lesotho. It describes…

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

  • Freedom and Authority in French West Africa

    1st Edition

    By Robert Delavignette

    Originally published in 1950 and updated in 1968, this book discusses the functions and status of native chiefs in what were the French colonies in West Africa. It also examines the relation of the French legal code to native law and custom and the activities of Christian missions. Analysing…

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

  • A Manual of Nuer Law

    Being an Account of Customary Law, its Evolution and Development in the Courts Established by the Sudan Government, 1st Edition

    By P. P. Howell

    Originally published in 1954 this book was originally designed for administrators but has become a key title for anthropologists. It includes a summary account of the history and social organisation of the Nuer and provides a descriptive analysis of their customary practices concerning homicide,…

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

  • The Social Organisation of the Lo Wiili

    1st Edition

    By Jack Goody

    Originally published in 1967 (second edition) presents an account of the life and social organisation of the Lo Wiili of the Haute Volta and Ghana. Chapters on the geographic and ethnographic background and economic system are followed by a detailed analysis of Lo Wiili social organisation which in…

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

  • Technology, Tradition and the State in Africa

    1st Edition

    By Jack Goody

    Originally published in 1971 this book argues that certain aspects of traditional African social systems have been misunderstood because of a failure to appreciate what is implied by important differences between the technologies of the major traditional African states and those of Europe and Asia.…

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

  • An African Aristocracy

    Rank Among the Swazi, 1st Edition

    By Hilda Kuper

    Originally published in 1947 and reprinted with a new preface in 1961, this book is based on field studies and gives an account of the social organization of the Swazi, wiith special reference to the aristocratic structure of their society and the way in which birth and rank determine social…

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

  • Efik Traders of Old Calabar

    Containing the Diary of Antera Duke together with an Ethnographic Sketch and Notes and an Essay on the Political Organization of Old Calabar, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daryll Forde

    Originally published in 1956 this book contains extracts of the 18th century diary of an Efik chief and documents the activities of slave-traders, the rituals of the Egbo society and many details of domestic life of among the Efik. This volume includes an English translation to the diary which was…

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

  • Yakö Studies

    1st Edition

    By Daryll Forde

    Originally published in 1964 this volume collects together 25 years' worth of journal articles from the UK and USA. It brings together detailed descriptions and analyses of various aspects of the Yakö peoples of the Cross River area of Eastern Nigeria and includes sections on social organization,…

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

  • 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…

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

  • Marriage and Family Among the Yakö in South-Eastern Nigeria

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daryll Forde

    Originally published in 1951 this book analyses the social values and institutions involved in the establishment and maintenance of marital relationships. Most of the data is derived from Umor, the largest of the five Yakö villages. As well as considering the conventions through which mariatal…

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

  • Adamawa Past and Present

    An Historical Approach to the Development of a Northern Cameroons Province, 1st Edition

    By A. H. M. Kirk-Greene

    Originally published in 1958 this book presents a straight-forward and vivid picture of Adamawa Province in Nigeria. It discusses the varying fortunes of the territory, the life of its people, the efforts of its explorers and the achievements of the early administrators. It discusses the geography…

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

  • The Sonjo of Tanganyika

    An Anthropological Study of an Irrigation-based Society, 1st Edition

    By Robert F. Gray

    Originally published in 1963, this was the first monograph concerning an African people in which an irrigation-based society was studied in detail and its implications explored. The Sonjo, a Bantu-speaking people isolated among cattle pastoralists of what was Northern Tanganyika, are remarkable for…

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

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