Cultures and societies of Africa / edited, with a general introduction, commentaries, and notes, by Simon and Phoebe Ottenberg.

; Ottenberg, Phoebe, editor
New York : Random House, [1960] .

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Other Authors Ottenberg, Phoebe,
Ottenberg, Simon,
Subjects Africa.
Afrika.
Ethnology -- Africa.
Ethnology.
Kultursoziologie.
Description 614 pages, [28] pages of plates : illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1960]
©1960
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-598) and index.
Summary This is a collection of some of the most important anthropological writings on Africa. It provides the background knowledge of traditional African cultures without which there can be no understanding of what is happening on the continent today.
Contents 1. Introduction: Africa and its people -- 2. People and environment: The bushmen of south west Africa / L. Fourie -- The Bemba -their country and diet / Audrey I. Richards -- Rice, a Malagasy tradition / recorded by Ralph Linton -- The cultural map of west Africa: successive adaptations to tropical forests and grasslands / Daryll Forde -- Transhumance, migratory drift, migration: patterns of pastoral Fulani nomadism / Derrick J. Stenning -- 3. Social groupings: The structure of unilineal descent groups / Meyer Fortes -- Jie marriage / P.H. Gulliver -- The role of the secret society in cultural specialization / K.L. Little -- Nyakyusa age-villages / Monica Wilson -- The patterns of residence among the Lele / Mary Douglas -- Urbanization among the Yoruba / William Bascom -- 4. Authority and government: The political system of Konkomba / David Tait -- Headmanship and the ritual of Luapula villages / Ian Cunnison -- The Ashanti Constitution / Robert S. Rattray -- The problem of Tutsi domination / J.J. Maquet -- History in a changing society / J.A. Barnes -- Extra-processual events in Tiv political institutions / Paul Bohannan -- 5. Values, religion, and aesthetics: An African morality / Godfrey Wilson -- The idea of person among the Dogon / Marcel Griaule -- Ancestral spirits among the plateau Tonga / E. Colson -- The sacrificial role of cattle among the Nuer / E.E. Evans-Pritchard -- Witchcraft in four African societies: an essay in comparison / S.F. Nadel -- Initiation among the Bambuti pygmies of the central Ituri / Colin M. Trunbull -- Negro folklore / Melville J. Herskovits -- The study of African art / William Fagg -- 6. Culture contact and change: Some aspects of Negro-Mohammedan culture-contact among the Hausa / Joseph H. Greenberg -- Christianity and the Tswana / I. Schapera -- The predicament of the modern African chief: an instance from Uganda / Lloyd Fallers -- Dynamics of urbanization in Africa / Daniel F. McCall -- The uniform of color in Swaziland / Hilda Kuper -- Life in a Johannesburg slum yard / Ellen Hellmann.
Geographic Area Africa
Network Numbers (OCoLC)285473
(OCoLC)ocm00285473
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