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Author: W Bryant MumfordCharles Dundas, SirBruno GutmannPetro Itosi MarealleSally Falk MooreAll authors
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Human Relations Area Files, 2011-
Series: EHRAF World Cultures., Africa.
Edition/Format:   Website : Document   Continually Updated Resource   Computer File : English
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This collection consists of 8 documents in English (including two translations from the German, and one from Swahili) covering cultural, economic and historical information circa 1880 to early 2003. The most comprehensive works are by a missionary who lived with the Chagga for more than two decades in the first quarter of the twentieth century. Together, these books provide the first systematic attempts to  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Continually Updated Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Bryant Mumford; Charles Dundas, Sir; Bruno Gutmann; Petro Itosi Marealle; Sally Falk Moore; Knut Christian Myhre; Otto Friedrich Raum; Human Relations Area Files, inc.
OCLC Number: 760905699
Notes: This portion of eHRAF world cultures was last updated in 2011 and is a revision and update of the microfiche file.
Title from Web page (viewed Nov. 10, 2011).
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Kilimanjaro and its people: a history of the Wachagga, their laws, customs and legends, together with some account of the highest mountain in Africa / Charles Dundas --
The tribal teachings of the Chagga / Bruno Gutmann --
Chagga law / Bruno Gutmann --
Notes on Chagga customs / Petro I Marealle ; translated by R.D. Swai --
Social facts and fabrications: 'customary' law on Kilimanjaro, 1880-1980 ; Culture summary, Chaga / Sally Falk Moore --
Divination and experience, explorations of a Chagga epistemology / Knut Christian Myhre --
Chaga childhood, a description of indigenous education in an East African tribe / by O.F. Raum ... with an introduction by W. Bryant Mumford.
Series Title: EHRAF World Cultures., Africa.

Abstract:

This collection consists of 8 documents in English (including two translations from the German, and one from Swahili) covering cultural, economic and historical information circa 1880 to early 2003. The most comprehensive works are by a missionary who lived with the Chagga for more than two decades in the first quarter of the twentieth century. Together, these books provide the first systematic attempts to understand pre-colonial Chagga culture and society with particular reference to customary law, religious life, social organization, and status of elders. The collection also includes two works which provide a general description of Chagga society and various customs by a British government official and a former native chief. The remaining works are ethnographic accounts by professional anthropologists. Specific themes covered include socialization and child-rearing practices, change and continuity in customary laws and aspects of divination.

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