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Fortes, Meyer

Overview
Works: 157 works in 782 publications in 6 languages and 12,025 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Contributor, Honoree, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: GN480, 572.96
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Most widely held works by Meyer Fortes
African political systems by Meyer Fortes( Book )

149 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is both an experiment in collaborative research and an attempt to bring into focus one of the major problems of African sociology. Many dogmatic opinions are held on the subject of African political organization and are even made use of in administrative practice; but no one has yet examined this aspect of African society on a broad, comparative basis. This book will, we hope, prove the need for and indicate some of the possibilities of such an investigation. Many of the problems it brings into the foreground can only be solved by further research; but the opportunity for such research is rapidly passing and if it is not grasped now may be lost forever. We regard this book as the first stage of a wider inquiry into the nature and development of African political systems. In addition to further research into native political systems, such an inquiry would include the study of the development of these systems under the influence of European rule. This problem is not only sociologically important, it is of pressing importance to the peoples of Africa and to those who are responsible for governing them."--Preface (p. [vii])
Kinship and the social order; the legacy of Lewis Henry Morgan by Meyer Fortes( Book )

46 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage in tribal societies by Meyer Fortes( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing a policy of devoting a whole issue to a single topic, the third volume of the series deals with aspects of marriage in tribal societies. Three papers by Esther Goody, Grace Harris and Jean La Fontaine give accounts of observations in African tribal societies; the fourth, by Marguerite Robinson, is a reassessment of Malinowski's data on the Trobrian islanders. Marriage in tribal societies is a transaction: it is also an institution with a place in the social structure. Status in marriage is seen as a crucial issue. The movement from filial to conjugal status in a first marriage is fundamental and irreversible; it is not diminished by subsequent divorce and remarriage. The partners may change, the status remains. Nevertheless, the rights and obligations of marriage, once authorised, are meant to be respected by all others. Hence the jural penalties for adultery. These are some of the themes which initiate important theoretical discussions in these papers. In his introductory essay Professor Fortes unifies the material, notes the important generalizations which emerge, and points the way to further research
Oedipus and Job in West African religion by Meyer Fortes( Book )

45 editions published between 1959 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Character of kinship by Jack Goody( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of specially commissioned essays dealing with general aspects of kinship, family and marriage from an anthropological point of view, that is, considering the total range of human societies. In his editorial introduction, Jack Goody explains that his aim has been to provide 'essays dealing with general themes rather than ethnographic conundrums or descriptive minutiae' in the hope of achieving 're-consideration of some central problem areas including those examined by an earlier generation of anthropologists and still raised by scholars outside the discipline itself'. Individual essays cover problems such as the nature of kinship and the family; why monogamy?; intermarriage and the creation of castes"--From publisher description
The web of kinship among the Tallensi : the second part of an analysis of the social structure of a Trans-Volta tribe by Meyer Fortes( Book )

54 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and Spanish and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of clanship among the Tallensi, being the first part of an analysis of the social structure of a trans-Volta tribe by Meyer Fortes( Book )

47 editions published between 1945 and 1990 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social structure; studies presented to A.R. Radcliffe-Brown by Meyer Fortes( Book )

29 editions published between 1949 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and social structure and other essays by Meyer Fortes( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in African social anthropology by Meyer Fortes( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, morality, and the person : essays on Tallensi religion by Meyer Fortes( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meyer Fortes (1906-1982) was one of the foremost anthropologists of this century, who for many years worked among the Tallensi of northern Ghana. Although he published seminally important monographs on Tallensi family and kinship and on political organization, his work on their religion has hitherto remained confined to disparate journals and edited volumes. This collection brings together in one place his major writings on religion. -- Back cover
Sacrifice by Conference on Sacrifice( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and human fertility; a study of the relation of cultural conditions to fertility in non-industrial and transitional societies by Frank Lorimer( Book )

14 editions published between 1954 and 1969 in English and German and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gestalt theory and the problem of configuration by Bruno Petermann( Book )

7 editions published between 1932 and 1950 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rules and the emergence of society by Meyer Fortes( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and psychological aspects of education in Taleland by Meyer Fortes( Book )

13 editions published between 1938 and 1957 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systemes politiques africains by Meyer Fortes( Book )

10 editions published in 1964 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social anthropology at Cambridge since 1900, an inaugural lecture by Meyer Fortes( Book )

11 editions published between 1953 and 1994 in English and German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akan FE12( )

in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Akan are Twi-speaking peoples living in southern and central Ghana and in southeastern Côte d'Ivoire. This file includes 45 documents. Most are on the two major Akan groups, the Ashanti and Fanti; others refer to two or more Akan groups
 
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Religion, morality, and the person : essays on Tallensi religion
Alternative Names
Fortes, M.

Fortes, M. 1906-1982

Fortes, M. (Meyer)

Fortes, M. (Meyer), 1906-1982

Fortes, Meyer

Fortes, Meyer 1906-1982

Meyer Fortes antropologo britannico

Meyer Fortes Brits antropoloog (1906-1983)

Meyer Fortes South African anthropologist

Meyer Fortes südafrikanischer Anthropologe

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Kinship and the social order; the legacy of Lewis Henry MorganMarriage in tribal societiesThe Character of kinshipReligion, morality, and the person : essays on Tallensi religion