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Skinner, Elliott P. (Elliott Percival) 1924-2007

Overview
Works: 79 works in 172 publications in 3 languages and 6,112 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GN645, 916.03
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Most widely held works about Elliott P Skinner
 
Most widely held works by Elliott P Skinner
Peoples and cultures of Africa : an anthropological reader by Elliott P Skinner( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glorious age in Africa; the story of three great African empires by Daniel Chu( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the African empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhay from the 8th-16th centuries
Strangers in African societies( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mossi of the Upper Volta; the political development of a Sudanese people by Elliott P Skinner( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African urban life: the transformation of Ouagadougou by Elliott P Skinner( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African Americans and U.S. policy toward Africa, 1850-1924 : in defense of Black nationality by Elliott P Skinner( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots of time : a portrait of African life and culture by Margo Jefferson( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses various aspects of birth, childhood, economics, marriage, family relationships, politics, society, religion, and art common to many native African people
Transformation and resiliency in Africa : as seen by Afro-American scholars( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond constructive engagement : United States foreign policy toward Africa( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mossi of Burkina Faso : chiefs, politicians, and soldiers by Elliott P Skinner( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights and race relations : a seminar by Seminar on Civil Rights and Race Relations( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic interaction in a British Guiana rural community a study in secondary acculturation and group dynamics by Elliott P Skinner( )

9 editions published in 1955 in English and Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and the early state in West Africa by Gwendolyn Mikell( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the roles of women in the processes of evolution toward full centralization in two secondary states in West Africa -- the Mossi and the Akan states. Although the developing state was being organized on a supra-kinship basis, it is quite clear that women emerged as political actors primarily because of their roles and statuses within kinship groups, whether based on descent or affinity. Women contributed to the very survival of ancient African politics and played critical roles in justification, consolidation, and expansion of the state. Nevertheless these same kinship factors often prevented them from ruling in their own right, or from passing on the power to rule to their offspring and lineal descendants. In the patrilineal Mossi case, royal women possessing the name were politically threatening to their royal brothers. In the matrilineal Akan case, dual leadership gave women political rights as Queen Mothers, but other structures of the state deprived them of access to central political decision-making. It appears that these African states, unlike many of their European counterparts, never reached the stage in evolution when their lines of succession were so secure that males did not fear competition from royal females or their offspring
New adaptive social mechanisms evolving among three Sahelin populations affected by the drought August 1975-July 1978 : final report by Elliott P Skinner( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mossi FA28( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 10 documents covers historical, cultural, and geographical information on the Mossi people from their first conquest by French colonialists in 1896/1897 to the emergence of Burkina Faso as an independent nation in 1961. The earliest account of pre-colonial Mossi culture and society in this collection was compiled by Mangin, a Catholic missionary who worked among the Mossi at the turn of the 20th century. Two documents focus on political and social structures as observed in 1908-1916 by Tauxier, a French colonial administrator with a long association with traditional Mossi leaders. The remaining seven documents were compiled by two American anthropologists, Skinner and Hammond, and are based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Ouagadougou and other parts of Mossi country mostly in 1954-1957. In one document Skinner discusses urbanization and modernization issues based on data and interviews from ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the 1964-1965 and later on in 1966-1969 when the author served as the Ambassador of the United States to Burkina Faso. The Mossi are a Voltaic-speaking people located mostly in the West African nation of Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta). The Mossi are historically noted for their empire, which lasted for at least five centuries until conquest by the French at the end of the nineteenth century
An analysis of the political organization of the Mossi people by Elliott P Skinner( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional and modern patterns of succession to political office among the Mossi of the Voltaic Republic by Elliott P Skinner( )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and Islam among the Mossi by Elliott P Skinner( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Mossi de la Haute-Volta by Elliott P Skinner( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Elliott Skinner American diplomat

Elliott Skinner US-amerikanischer Anthropologe und Botschafter

Skinner, Elliot P. 1924-

Skinner, Elliot P. 1924-2007

Skinner, Elliot P. (Elliot Percival), 1924-2007

Skinner, Elliot Percival 1924-2007

Skinner, Elliott P.

Skinner, Elliott P. 1924-

Skinner, Elliott P. 1924-2007

Skinner, Elliott P. (Elliott Percival), 1924-

Skinner, Elliott Percival 1924-

Languages
English (100)

Spanish (2)

French (2)

Covers
African Americans and U.S. policy toward Africa, 1850-1924 : in defense of Black nationalityBeyond constructive engagement : United States foreign policy toward Africa