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  • Economics in Primitive Communities

    1st Edition

    By Richard Thurnwald

    Originally published in 1932, this book discusses aspects of economic life in Africa. Detailed consideration is given to food production, population increase, hunting, herding, distribution of goods and wealth, ownership and property, trade, feudalism and slavery.…

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

  • Chopi Musicians

    Their Music, Poetry and Instruments, 1st Edition

    By Hugh Tracey

    Originally published in 1948 and updated with a new introduction in 1970 this book is a classic study on the musical life of a Bantu people in Mozambique. It discusses the poetry on which the music and dances are based and provides, both in original and translation, 50 Chopi songs which are related…

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

  • The Drums of Affliction

    A Study of Religious Processes Among the Ndembu of Zambia, 1st Edition

    By V. W. Turner

    In this study of the Ndembu of Zambia, ritual is examined under two aspects: as a regulator of social relations over time and as a system of symbols. Social life is thereby given direction and meaning. An extended case-study of a series of ritual performances in the life of a single village…

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

  • The Historian in Tropical Africa

    Studies Presented and Discussed at the Fourth International African Seminar at the University of Dakar, Senegal 1961, 1st Edition

    Edited by J. Vansina, R. Mauny, L. V. Thomas

    Originally published in 1964 these papers discuss the recovery and critical interpretation of oral traditions and written documents, problems of dating and analysis of material from archaeological sites, the use of linguistic evidence, and methods of historical reconstruction concerning techniques,…

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

  • The Tio Kingdom of The Middle Congo

    1880-1892, 1st Edition

    By Jan Vansina

    Originally published in 1973, this book reconstructs the political and economic organization and the social life of the Tio kingdom at the end of the 19th century by means of a critical synthesis of documentary and ethnographic data. Based on a detailed study of rich docuemntary sources and…

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

  • The Bantu of North Kavirondo

    Volume 1, 1st Edition

    By Gunter Wagner

    Originally published in 1949, this is the first of 2 volumes studying the Bantu tribes inhabiting the westernmost part of Kenya. The book analyses family, lineage and clan structure, kinship relations and the various rituals connected with every stage of the human life cycle. Also included is a…

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

  • The Bantu of North Kavirondo

    Volume 2: Economic Life, 1st Edition

    By Gunter Wagner

    Originally published in 1956, this second volume of the Bantu of North Kenya (Kavirondo) discusses the traditional Bantu economy, as well as 20th century developments as a result of Western contact. The topics dealt with include technology, food production, land tenure and use, rights in cattle,…

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

  • Sectarianism in Southern Nyasaland

    1st Edition

    By R. L. Wishlade

    Originally published in 1965, this is a study of Christian secessionist sects in the southern Province of Nyasaland (Malawi). It discusses the nature and context of sectarianism in Africa and analyses the developemnt of the sects, their ritual and worship and the roles of their officials in the…

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

  • Hybrid Communities

    Biosocial Approaches to Domestication and Other Trans-species Relationships, 1st Edition

    Edited by Charles Stépanoff, Jean-Denis Vigne

    Domestication challenges our understanding of human-environment relationships because it blurs the dichotomy between what is artificial and what is natural. In domestication, biological evolution, environmental change, techniques and practices, anthropological trajectories and sociocultural…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India

    The Life and Landscapes of Dreams, 1st Edition

    By Michael Heneise

    The Nagas of Northeast India give great importance to dreams as sources of divine knowledge, especially knowledge about the future. Although British colonialism, Christian missions, and political conflict have resulted in sweeping cultural and political transformations in the Indo-Myanmar…

    Hardback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • High North Stories in a Time of Transition

    Gutsy Narratives and Wild Observations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frode Soelberg, Larry Browning, Jan-Oddvar Sørnes

    The High North in a Time of Transition collects multiple perspectives on the lives of people in the High North of Norway at a point when the petroleum boom is no longer the dominant cultural feature of the region. Utilizing constructivist grounded theory, the volume contains a rich variety of…

    Hardback – 2018-08-08
    Routledge

  • Indians of the Great Plains

    2nd Edition

    By Daniel J. Gelo

    This book provides a thorough and engaging study of Plains Indian life. It covers both historical and contemporary aspects and contains wide and balanced treatment of the many different tribal groups, including Canadian and southern populations. Daniel J. Gelo draws on years of ethnographic…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
    Routledge

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