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  • 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…

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

  • Sukumaland: An African People and Their Country

    A Study of Land Use in Tanganyika, 1st Edition

    By D. W. Malcolm

    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…

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

  • 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…

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

  • 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…

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

  • 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…

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

  • 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…

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

  • 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…

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

  • 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

    Edited 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…

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

  • A Black Byzantium

    The Kingdom of Nupe in Nigeria, 1st Edition

    By S. F. Nadel

    Originally published in 1942 this now classic book is a study of the Nupe of Northern Nigeria. The economic and political complexity of their kingdom evoked comparisons with the civilization of Byzantium. The detailed description and analysis of their social life and political institutions was the…

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

  • Nupe Religion

    1st Edition

    By S. F. Nadel

    Originally published in 1954, this book is a pentrating study of Nupe religion and the increasing influence that Islam has had on indigenous forms of worship. The practise of witchcraft, forms of ritual, Gods and faith in medicine are all examined as an integral part of Nupe religion and culture.…

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

  • A Tribal Survey of Mongalla Province

    1st Edition

    Edited by L. F. Nalder

    Originally published in 1937, this book describes and compares the tribes of the Mongalla Province in what is now South Sudan. In the second part of the book some 27 individual tribes are discussed in detail, and topics such as linguistics, culture, tribal structure, religious beliefs, crime and…

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

  • The African Labourer

    1st Edition

    By G. St. J Orde-Browne

    Originally published in 1933, this book is a comparative study of the labour market in the early part of the twentieth century in different parts of Africa. It focusses particularly on the impact of Western influence, both on an industrial and sociological level, in the period after the First World…

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

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