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The Samburu: A Study Of Gerontocracy In A Nomadic Tribe - Paul Spencer

In an era of rapid change for Africa, this nomadic tribe clings to its traditional way of life. This book examines their society, and provides the first full published description of human life in the area. The author, a social anthropologist, spe......

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Hunger And Work In A Savage Tribe: A Functional Study Of Nutrition Among The Southern Bantu - Audrey I. Richards

The force of hunger in shaping human character and social structure has been largely overlooked. This omission is a serious one in the study of primitive society, in which starvation is a constant menace. This work remedies this deficiency and ope......

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The Last Trek: A Study Of The Boer People And The Afrikaner Nation - Sheila Patterson

This book evaluates the historical factors that produced the Boer people, and the political, religious and economic forces that maintain modern Afrikaner Nationalism. This last trek brings the Afrikaner back into multi-racial integrating industri......

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Neighbours And Nationals In An African City Ward - 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 incre......

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Tribes Without Rulers: Studies In African Segmentary Systems - , David Tait

Recent research in Africa has shown a wide range of political systems, from small societies of wandering hunters to large states of several million people comparable with mediaeval European feudal kingdoms. In between are many societies in which a......

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Urbanization As A Social Process: An Essay On Movement And Change In Contemporary Africa - Kenneth Little

Urbanization is probably the most important process taking place in African countries. This book provides a lucid and informative study of the significance of urbanization for social change in sub-Saharan Africa, which has vital implications for ......

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Tradition And Transition In East Africa: Studies Of The Tribal Factor In The Modern Era

First published in 1969. Divided into two parts, the first sections in the book examine the significance of the tribal factor in certain general contexts and discuss some of the particular backgrounds to contemporary transition in East Africa. The......

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The Family Estate In Africa: Studies In The Role Of Property In Family Structure And Lineage Continuity

Too often accounts of African family life have tended to describe the family in purely static terms. The contributors to this book emphasize the developmental or time dimension of the family, analysing it as a process. In the seven different soci......

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Death And The Ancestors: A Study Of The Mortuary Customs Of The Lodagaa Of West Africa - Jack Goody

Deliberately considering relevant theories put forward by earlier writers and examining them in the light of the research for this particular book, the author spent over 100 days attending funeral ceremonies and he attended 25 burial services. Fi......

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Custom And Politics In Urban Africa: A Study Of Hausa Migrants In Yoruba Towns - Abner Cohen

A discussion of the process by which some ethnic groups manipulate values, myths, symbols and ceremonials from their traditional culture in order to develop an informal political organisation. This organisation is then used as a weapon in the stru......

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John Locke - Geraint Parry

From earliest times Locke's writings have been the subject of controversy. An intellectual caught up in the politics of late 17th century England, his writings on politics reveal a man attempting to combine an analysis of the underlying principles......

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