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  • 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

  • Religion in a Tswana Chiefdom

    1st Edition

    By B. A. Pauw

    Originally published in 1960, this book is a study of religion among the Tlhaping, a rural Bantu society who were the first among the Tswana tribes to come into contact with Europeans. The religious organization of the Tlhaping has been viewed within the framework of the people’s social structure…

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

  • Survey of African Marriage and Family Life

    1st Edition

    Edited by Arthur Phillips

    Originally published in 1953, this study examines the effect of social change on African domestic organization and marriage. Changes to African social organization due to increased contact with the West are analyzed and accounts given as to how these changes were handled by various administrations…

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

  • Stanleyville

    An African Urban Community Under Belgian Administration, 1st Edition

    By Valdo Pons

    Originally published in 1969, this is a study of the Congolese community of Kinsangani (formerly Stanleyville), as it was in 1952-3 under Belgian administration. It pays particular attention to the tribal heterogeneity of the community, and to the processes of absorption of urban-dwellers who made…

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

  • Arts of West Africa

    (Excluding Music), 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael E. Sadler

    Originally published in 1935, the aim of this book was to introduce the European to the art of West Africa. Many of the examples (extensively illustrated with black and white photos are from the regions between Senegal and Angola, primarily from Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, Nigeria…

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

  • The Jakhanke

    The History of an Islamic Clerical People of the Senegambia, 1st Edition

    By Lamin O. Sanneh

    When originally published in 1979, this was the first comprehensive study of the Jakhanke in any language. Despite the 19th ambience of jihad, the Jakhanke maintined their tradition of consistent pacifism and political neutrality which is unique in Muslim Black Africa. Drawing on histories,…

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

  • The Gurage

    A People of the Ensete Culture, 1st Edition

    By William A. Shack

    Originally published in 1966 this study gives a detailed account of all aspects of Gurage life. An introductory chapter on South-West Ethiopia and the history of the area is followed by descriptions of Gurage settlements, ensete (banana-like plants) cultivation, kinship and marriage, the political…

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

  • Government in Zazzau

    1800-1950, 1st Edition

    By M. G. Smith

    Originally published in 1960, this is a details study of the successive forms of government in the Hausa chiefdom of Zaria in Northern Nigeria. It presents a comparative analysis of the political organization and development of Zaria under successive Habe, Fulani and British suzerains. The book…

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

  • Social Change in Modern Africa

    Studies Presented and Discussed at the First International African Seminar, Makerere College, Kampala, January 1959, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aidan Southall

    Originally published in 1961, this book analyses economic changes in Africa and the restructuring of social relations to which this hs led. there are also detailed studies of the character of social changes in individual communities. There is a particular focus on changing kinship status and…

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

  • The Bavenda

    1st Edition

    By Hugh A. Stayt

    Originally published in 1931 this book was the first detailed ethnographic study of the Bavenda people. It pays particular attention to the double system of kinship groups which is unusual among the Bantu peoples. Richly illustrated with over 60 black and white plates, this books discusses the…

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

  • Social and Ritual Life of the Ambo of Northern Rhodesia

    1st Edition

    By Bronislaw Stefaniszyn

    Edited by Raymond Apthorpe

    Originally published in 1964, this is a detailed ethnographic record and sympathetic study of Ambo beliefs and activities. The significance of the clan and the matrilineage are discussed and the organization of the village and chiefdom analysed. Childhood and puberty, marriage, death, succession…

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

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