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Man in Africa

Author: Mary Douglas; Phyllis Mary Kaberry
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: International behavioural and social sciences library., Anthropology ;, 4.
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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Douglas, Mary.
Man in Africa.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Douglas; Phyllis Mary Kaberry
ISBN: 9781136419133 1136419136
OCLC Number: 852758990
Description: 1 online resource (415 pages).
Contents: Cover; Man in Africa; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Foreword; Part I: General; Jacques Maquet The Cultural Units of Africa: A Classificatory Problem; Part II: Political Economy; R.E. Bradbury Patrimonialism and Gerontocracy in Benin Political Culture; Robin Horton From Fishing Village to City-state: A Social History of New Calabar; I.M. Lewis From Nomadism to Cultivation: The Expansion of Political Solidarity in Southern Somalia; Peter Morton-Williams The Influence of Habitat and Trade on the Polities of Oyo and Ashanti. J.A. Barnes The Politics of LawPart III: Problems in Kinship; Mary Douglas Is Matriliny Doomed in Africa?; Rosemary Harris Unilineal Fact or Fiction: A Further Contribution; M.G. Smith Differentiation and the Segmentary Principle in Two Societies; Phyllis M. Kaberry Witchcraft of the Sun: Incest in Nso; Part IV: Expression of Values; Clara Odugbesan Femininity in Yoruba Religious Art; Robert Brain Friends and Twins in Bangwa; Victor W. Turner Symbolization and Patterning in the Circumcision Rites of Two Bantu-speaking Societies; Jan Vansina The Bushong Poison Ordeal. John Middleton Oracles and Divination among the LugbaraMichael Onwuejeogwu The Cult of the Bori Spirits among the Hausa; Farnham Rehfisch Death, Dreams, and the Ancestors in Mambila Culture; Part V: Enigmas of the Past; Clifford J. Jolly and Peter J. Ucko The Riddle of the Sphinx-monkey; Don R. Brothwell Africa's Contribution to Palaeopathology: From the Past to the Future; Bibliography of Professor Daryll Forde; Author Index; Subject Index.
Series Title: International behavioural and social sciences library., Anthropology ;, 4.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Douglas and Phyllis M. Kaberry.

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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock.

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