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African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

1st Edition

Various Authors
August 22, 2018

Routledge is delighted to be re-issuing 79 volumes originally published between 1931 and 1988 in association with the International African Institute. Unavailable outside a few key libraries, many of these republished volumes were at the cutting edge of a fieldwork and ethnographic revolution in...

French Perspectives in African Studies: A Collection of Translated Essays

French Perspectives in African Studies: A Collection of Translated Essays

1st Edition

Pierre Alexandre
August 22, 2018

Originally published in 1973, this volume presents some of the main approaches that were developed by French Africanists during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The book covers social structure, kinship systems, economic change, ethnography, language, history and archaeology in West Africa....

Modern Migrations in Western Africa

Modern Migrations in Western Africa

1st Edition

Samir Amin
August 22, 2018

Originally published in 1974, this volume deals with studies of migration from census and other data, variations in scale, distance and duration of various types of migration, social relations of migrant populations with their home areas and their host communities, and expectations and valuation of...

The Basuto: A Social Study of Traditional and Modern Lesotho

The Basuto: A Social Study of Traditional and Modern Lesotho

1st Edition

Hugh Ashton
August 22, 2018

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...

Christianity in Tropical Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the Seventh International African Seminar, University of Ghana, April 1965

Christianity in Tropical Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the Seventh International African Seminar, University of Ghana, April 1965

1st Edition

C. G. Baëta
August 22, 2018

Originally published in 1968 this volume discusses the issues and problems relevant to Christianity in Tropical Africa. It includes historical studies of the earlier Catholic and Protestant missions and their relationship with African communities, traders and colonial administrations; the social...

West African City: A Study of Tribal Life in Freetown

West African City: A Study of Tribal Life in Freetown

1st Edition

Michael Banton
August 22, 2018

Originally published in 1957 this volume deals with the issue of large scale immigration into Freetown, Sierra Leone from the rural areas in the 1950s and the problems which arose as a result. It analyzes the way traditional social systems had to adjust to the demands of urban life and charts the...

The Mugwe: A Failing Prophet

The Mugwe: A Failing Prophet

1st Edition

B. Bernardi
August 22, 2018

Originally published in 1959 this volume studies the ritual office of the Mugwe which was of great social significance among the Meru of the Central Province of Kenya and analyses the social changes and decline of the Mugwe which came about in the second half of the twentieth century. Until this...

African Agrarian Systems

African Agrarian Systems

1st Edition

Daniel Biebuyck
August 22, 2018

Originally published in 1963 this volume surveys various aspects of the complex relations between rights in land, social organization and economic interests in tropical Africa. The papers - in English and French but with summaries in the other language - analyse case studies illustrating the...

Justice and Judgment Among the Tiv

Justice and Judgment Among the Tiv

1st Edition

Paul Bohannan
August 22, 2018

Since publication in 1957 the importance of Bohannan's study of judicial institutions and procedures among the Tiv has been widely recognized. It has contributed widely to the continuing discussion concerning the objectives and methods to be followed in the anthropological study of law and the...

Caravans of the Old Sahara: An Introduction to the History of the Western Sudan

Caravans of the Old Sahara: An Introduction to the History of the Western Sudan

1st Edition

E. W. Bovill
August 22, 2018

Since publication in 1957 the importance of Bohannan's study of judicial institutions and procedures among the Tiv has been widely recognized. It has contributed widely to the continuing discussion concerning the objectives and methods to be followed in the anthropological study of law and the...

Benin Studies

Benin Studies

1st Edition

R. E. Bradbury, Peter Morton-Williams
August 22, 2018

This collection of R. E. Bradbury's papers, originally published in 1973 includes edited sections of his (then hitherto) unpublished thesis on the Benin village in Western Nigeria. The book is arranged in 3 parts: historical and political studies of the kingdom of Benin; Benin village organization...

Anthropology in Action: An Experiment in the Iringa District of the Iringa Province Tanganyika Territory

Anthropology in Action: An Experiment in the Iringa District of the Iringa Province Tanganyika Territory

1st Edition

G. Gordon Brown, A. McD Bruce Hutt
August 22, 2018

Originally published in 1935, when the province of Iringa in what is now Tanzania was still under British administrative control, this book is inevitably a product of its time, but nonetheless it represents an important project in collaboration between an anthropologist and a government official....

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