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

1st Edition

G. Gordon Brown, A. McD Bruce Hutt

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May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9781138492196 - CAT# K350112
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

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. Factors such as tribal organization and changes of it to aid administration are discussed as well as particular details relating to Hehe marriage and divorce are also examined. With regard to the political organization of the tribe the position of the headmen came under scrutiny as did the existence and basis of local loyalties. A close study of the native judicial system resulted in many mis-understandings between the District Office and the tribal authorities.

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