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Continuity and change in African cultures

Author: William Russell Bascom; Melville J Herskovits; National Research Council (U.S.)
Publisher: [Chicago] : University of Chicago Press, ©1959.
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Genre/Form: études diverses
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Continuity and change in African cultures.
[Chicago] : University of Chicago Press, ©1959
(OCoLC)951600219
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Russell Bascom; Melville J Herskovits; National Research Council (U.S.)
ISBN: 0226038793 9780226038797
OCLC Number: 234580
Notes: Includes the papers delivered at "an interdisciplinary conference on Africa, sponsored jointly by the National Research Council and the Social Science Research Council, which met at Princeton University in September, 1953."
Description: vii, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of stability and change in African culture / Melville J. Herskovits and William R. Bascom --
Africa as a linguistic area / Joseph H. Greenberg --
African art / Justine M. Cordwell --
African music / Alan P. Merriam --
The factor of polygyny in African demography / Vernon R. Dorjahn --
Ethnohistory in the study of culture change in Southeast Africa / Charles Edward Fuller --
Ibo receptivity to change / Simon Ottenberg --
Pakot resistance to change / Harold K. Schneider --
The dynamics of the Ngombe segmentary system / Alvin W. Wolfe --
Marriage and kinship among the Ashanti and the Agni : a study of differential acculturation / Robert A. Lystad --
The changing economic position of women among the Afikpo Ibo / Phoebe V. Ottenberg --
Wolof co-operative work groups / David W. Ames --
Economic change and Mossi acculturation / Peter B. Hammond --
The adaptive functions of Fanti priesthood / James Boyd Christensen --
Religious acculturation among the Anang Ibibio / John C. Messenger, Jr.
Responsibility: edited by William R. Bascom and Melville J. Herskovits.

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