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Wayward servants : the two worlds of the African pygmies

Author: Colin M Turnbull; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: Garden City, New York : Published for the American Museum of Natural History [by] the Natural History Press, 1965.
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Turnbull, Colin M.
Wayward servants.
Garden City, N.Y., Published for the American Museum of Natural History [by] the Natural History Press, 1965
(OCoLC)574377550
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin M Turnbull; American Museum of Natural History.
OCLC Number: 490149
Description: xiv, 390, [1] pages : illustrations, maps, plans, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I : Introduction --
1 : Objectives --
Limitations --
Execution --
Field technique --
Results --
2 : Orientation --
The People and the environment --
Mbuti, BaMbuti, Bambuti --
Ethnographic background --
pt. II : The Village world --
3 : The Mbuti / villager relationship --
The Question of dependence --
Economic reciprocity --
The Need for control --
4 : The Notion of hereditary ownership --
5 : The Notion of supernatural control --
The Village supernatural --
Curative magic --
Witchcraft --
Village sorcery --
6 : Village religion --
Nkumbi --
Karé --
Elima --
Marriage --
Death --
The Village molima mourning ceremony --
7 : Flux and instability --
pt. III : The Forest world --
8 : The Band --
Territory --
Composition --
Fragmentation, fission and fusion --
The Family --
Age groups --
9 : The Life cycle --
Daily life --
Birth --
Puberty : the elima --
Marriage --
Death --
10 : The Economy --
The Band as an economic unit --
Division of labor --
Hunting techniques --
Gathering --
Honey --
Economic aspects of territory --
Economic relations between hunting bands --
Economic relations between band and village --
Economic authority --
11 : Government : internal --
Internal relationships --
Disputes concerning food --
Disputes concerning sex --
Disputes concerning territory --
Disputes concerning trivia --
Disputes concerning theft --
Disputes concerning the village --
12 : Government : external --
Band to band --
Marriage --
Trespass --
Interfamily exchange --
Band to village --
Capita / chief --
Lineage elders / kpara --
Karé / karé --
Individual economic relationships --
13 : Magic, witchcraft and sorcery --
Magic --
Witchcraft --
Sorcery --
Legend of Mbuti plantation --
Legend of double trickery --
14 : Religion --
Supernatural beliefs --
Pepo --
Keti --
Boru --
Roho --
Satani (also Shaitani) --
The Godhead --
The Power of sound --
The Lesser molimo (molimo madé) --
The Greater molimo (molimo mangbo) --
15 : Principles of organization (I) --
16 : Principles of organization (II) --
Appendix I : The Legend of double trickery and the legend of the Mbuti plantation --
Appendix II : Medical treatment --
Appendix III : Maps, tables and plans.
Responsibility: Colin M. Turnbull.

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