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Women of the grassfields : a study of the economic position of women in Bamenda, British Cameroons

Author: Phyllis Mary Kaberry
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge classic ethnographies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on the chiefdom of Nso' in the Bamenda 'Grassfields' of British Cameroon, Women of the Grassfields is an extremely significant work of anthropology and gender studies. Phyllis M. Kaberry's fieldwork was prompted by the conditions in Bamenda in the 1940s when, despite considerable natural resources, there was underpopulation, very high infant mortality, and the status of women was low. By examining the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Mary Kaberry
ISBN: 0415320003 9780415320009
OCLC Number: 52602836
Notes: Originally published: London : H.M. Stationary Off., 1952. With new pref.
Description: xxiv, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface / Daryll Forde --
Ch. I. Peoples of Bamenda --
Ch. II. Ecology --
Ch. III. Land Tenure --
Ch. IV. Methods of Cultivation --
Ch. V. Labour and Leisure in Kimbaw --
Ch. VI. Control of Crops --
Ch. VII. Standards of Living --
Ch. VIII. Kimbaw Budgets --
Part 1 --
Ch. IX. Kimbaw Budgets --
Part 2 --
Ch. X. Conclusions --
App. A. Bamenda Itinerary: April 1945-April 1948 --
App. B. Number of men engaged in various occupations in Nsaw, 1934 --
App. D. Sketch plan of Section of Veka'akwi Area (Kimbaw).
Series Title: Routledge classic ethnographies
Responsibility: Phyllis M. Kaberry.
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This ethnography examines the social and economic position of women in Bamenda, British Cameroons, in 1944. This rich study looks at all aspects of life in Bamenda and includes a number of original  Read more...

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