The Web of Kinship Among the Tallensi: The Second Part of an Analysis of the Social Structure of a Trans-Volta Tribe

1st Edition

Meyer Fortes

Published August 22, 2018
Reference - 386 Pages
ISBN 9781138591981 - CAT# K386915
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century


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Originally published in 1949, this book takes the analysis of Tale social structure further. It shows how the patriarchal principle regulates domestic life and thus moulds individual development among the Tallensi. The analysis of the inter-connexion of Legal, econoic and personal relationships sheds new light on the general problems of social organization in patriarchal societies, both in Africa and elsewhere.

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