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  • Town and Country in Central and Eastern Africa

    Studies Presented and Discussed at the Twelfth International African Seminar, Lusaka, September 1972

    Edited by David Parkin

    Originally published in 1975, the studies in this volume examine the range of factors which mediate the development of social processes in both town and country: as well as migration there is the ebb and flow of beliefs, ideologies and educational and occupational opportunities. It considers the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-24 
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Transformations of African Marriage

    Edited by David Parkin, David Nyamwaya

    Originally published in 1987, this book shows that there is still considerable continuity in the practices and ideas of marriage in Afican against a background of social and economic change. This book discusses the diverse marriage forms in Africa and explores the different systems some of which…

    Hardback – 2018-08-06
    African Seminars: Scholarship from the International African Institute

  • Ships and the Development of Maritime Technology on the Indian Ocean

    Edited by Ruth Barnes, David Parkin

    Recognising the fundamental role both of shipping communities and the technologies crafted and shared by them, this book explores the types of ships, methods of navigation and modes of water-borne trade in the Indian Ocean region and the way they affected the development of distinctive settlements…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge Indian Ocean Series

  • Islamic Prayer Across the Indian Ocean

    Inside and Outside the Mosque

    By Stephen Headley, David Parkin

    In its attempt to squash the influence of animism and pantheism or polytheism and to promote the idea of the One and Only Absolute God, Islam has come up against a tendency within itself to incorporate certain local religious traditions and practices. This book shares that combination of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09

  • Neighbours and Nationals in an African City Ward

    By David Parkin

    This study analyses the way in which tribal ties are maintained in the development of a tribally mixed, middle class community in Kampala, Uganda. Political independence in the early nineteen sixties in much of Africa created expectations of increased development, education and living standards.…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09

  • Bush Base, Forest Farm

    Culture, Environment, and Development

    Edited by Elisabeth Croll, David Parkin

    Taking a unique anthropological apprach, Bush Base: Forest Farm explores the management of resources in third would development programmes. The contributors, all distinguished anthropologists with practical experience of development projects, focus on the role of human cultural imagination in the…

    Paperback – 1992-07-02

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